The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism demonstrates excellence in teaching, patient care, and research. Medical school and resident education includes the Endocrinology section in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course and active endocrine rotations for students and residents. Residents taking the endocrine elective, as well as the women’s health elective, rotate through our many clinics. Our Division has attracted a high caliber of fellows and they do well in both practice and academic settings after completing their fellowships. The Division has an active conference schedule with four weekly conferences (research conference, endocrine grand rounds, endocrine case conference, and metabolic bone case conference). The Diabetes Center has a research conference for all diabetes investigators on campus. In addition to the above, the Division offers a well-attended course in diabetes for practicing physicians as well as a biannual course in diabetes open to all U.S. endocrinology fellows.
We run a robust clinical service which is focused on excellence in patient care. The faculty sees a wide variety of endocrine disorders and staff endocrine consult services at Eskenazi Hospital, Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Indiana University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Our faculty’s efforts to improve inpatient diabetes care have resulted in improved inpatient blood glucose control. These improvements have been featured on two of our hospital’s web sites. Our Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Apheresis program provides state of the art services for patients from Indiana and the surrounding region. This program is one of a small number of programs in the country and the only program in the state of Indiana. Outpatient facilities are located at Indiana University Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, and VAMC as well as a number of satellite clinics throughout the state.
The research mission in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is growing. We have added five faculty members to the Division in the last year. Our faculty makes major contributions to research in Endocrinology and their work appears in the top journals. The major research interests of our faculty include alcoholism, hypertension, metabolic bone disease, obesity, lipid disorders, and diabetes (particularly type II diabetes).
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism continues to foster excellence in all three missions and there is extensive collaboration between faculty members. These collaborations have created a rich intellectual environment.