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

  • john-buse

    Buse interviewed for NPR health news story about reversing diabetes

    John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of endocrinology and the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor, was interviewed for the NPR health news story “2 Nurses in Tennessee Preach ‘Diabetes Reversal.'” Buse confirms diet is the key to managing diabetes and recognizes the difficulty in helping patients with lifestyle changes. In this article, two nurses are featured helping their community with lifestyle counseling and dietary changes that have the potential to reverse Type 2 diabetes.

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    Pou discusses thyroid nodules and evaluations for thyroid cancer in UNC Health Talk

    Karla Pou, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, was recently interviewed for a UNC Health Talk article explaining how doctors evaluate thyroid nodules for thyroid cancer.

  • morgan-jones

    Jones discusses chronic pancreatitis and treatment with autologous islet cell transplant

    Morgan Jones, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, is interviewed for a UNC Health Talk article about chronic pancreatitis and autologous islet cell transplants. When a surgeon removes the pancreas, cells are harvested to make insulin (islet cells). These cells are then infused into the liver to produce insulin, like they once did, in the pancreas.

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