The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism maintains an active role in education, patient care and research mainly at the clinical level. The clinical activities of the division encompass an extensive in-hospital specialty service and several outpatient clinics. Members of the division see patients with a wide variety of endocrine and metabolic disorders, including pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonadal and paraneoplastic diseases, as well as diabetes, hyperlipidernia and endocrine induced hypertension.
During elective time, Fellows attend outpatient clinics in high risk pregnancy, pediatrics, reproductive endocrinology, and retina clinic. On weekends while in elective, fellows care for both inpatients and outpatients at Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Fellows are encouraged to design their own clinical projects.
We have a strong emphasis on clinical trainning, our weekly lectures series cover all major areas of endocrinologic diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. The division holds weekly conferences in both general endocrinology, in addition to a monthly thyroid cancer seminar and monthly journal club. We also encourage participation in ongoing clinical and basic science research projects, particularly the fields of diabetes, thyroid cancer, and metabolic bone disease. We have been actively involved in weight-loss program for more than 10-years.