Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, providing the very best in patient-centered care, in a caring and compassionate environment. Our physicians are faculty members in the Department of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, applying the newest research and therapies to patients with diabetes, endocrine and metabolic diseases. We continually strive to improve the quality of patient care with our comprehensive approach, teaching the science and best practices of endocrine care.

Our physicians provide outpatient and inpatient consultative care for patients with diagnostic or treatment issues, for endocrine and metabolic diseases. Learn more about the patient care we provide and our clinic.

The Division has a long tradition of excellence in basic science, and translational and clinical research. Faculty research focuses on new modalities for treatment of diabetes and obesity, the factors that are responsible for improving bone mineral density, molecular mechanisms of obesity, and lipid metabolism, particularly as it relates to insulin secretion.

Our greatest teaching efforts focus on clinical training of students (future doctors, nurses, dietitians, physician assistants, and researchers). This includes the interns and residents who will be the primary care doctors and specialists of the future, and in particular, the fellows who are fully trained doctors preparing for a future career in endocrinology. Fellows are also full members of the division, and with support from faculty, fully participate in clinical care, teaching and research.  We also provide continuing education for physicians throughout the UNC Health Care System, through national and international programs.

Thank you for your interest in our programs, and please contact us to learn more. We look forward to serving you.

Endocrinology & Metabolism News

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    Buse, Site Leader For Effort Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight

    A nationwide collaboration of clinicians, informaticians, and other biomedical researchers aims to turn data from hundreds of thousands of medical records from coronavirus patients into effective treatments and predictive analytical tools that could help lessen or end the global pandemic. Through the National COVID Cohort Collaborative, about 60 clinical institutions affiliated with the National Institutes of … Continued

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    Jones Publishes Article Demonstrating Inpatient Transition to Virtual Care During COVID-19

    Morgan S. Jones, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, is lead author on a new paper published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, reporting on novel approaches to the COVID-19 outbreak that leveraged UNC’s diabetes co-management service, initiated in July, 2019. Driven by the need to reduce the use of … Continued

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    Buse Explains What People with Diabetes Need to Know About COVID-19 

    John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of the division of endocrinology and metabolism, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center, and director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, explains how diabetes is linked to more severe cases of COVID-19 in a new UNC Health article. He also encourages patients not to skip their … Continued

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