The long and rich tradition in endocrine-metabolic research at Washington University School of Medicine can be traced to the Nobel Prize-winning work of the late Drs. Carl and Gerti Cori. Among their many trainees who rose to leadership positions in endocrine-metabolic research were Drs. William H. Daughaday and David M. Kipnis, who molded and led the Metabolism Division, now known as the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research to prominence in the 1950s-1970s. That tradition continues. The current endocrine-metabolic faculty is large (numbering about 50 in the departments of Medicine and Pediatrics alone). Their research and clinical interests are diverse, providing opportunities for broadly based training.
Physicians in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism diagnose and treat patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders such as thyroid diseases, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and osteoporosis. The division offers patients the very latest in diagnostic and treatment options. Through research, our physicians also play a leading role in improving patient care. They conduct clinical studies to evaluate the latest treatments and diagnostic procedures, and perform basic science research to pave the way for new advances. In addition, the division provides an excellent training ground for some of the nation’s best medical students, resident physicians and postdoctoral fellows. The division operates one of the nation’s top training programs for this subspecialty.