Endocrinology and Metabolism
The Division of Endocrinology/Metabolism provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of cancers and diseases of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Specialized services are provided for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, thyroid cancer, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and osteoporosis.
A metabolic disorder is a medical disorder that affects the production of energy within individual cells. The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol abnormalities and an increased risk for clotting. Most metabolic disorders are genetic, though a few are "acquired" as a result of diet, toxins and infections. Patients are most often overweight or obese. Type 2 Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus type 2, is the most commonly known metabolic disorder.
Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to) the following:
Your endocrine system is a complex system of hormones that regulates many of your body’s functions. The endocrine system includes:
The Division of Endocrinology/Metabolism provides the highest quality care while ensuring patient care and comfort. We provide clinical care for a full range of endocrine hormonal disorders and cancer including:
Meet Our Team
675 North St Clair
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Monday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the News
Two Genes Required for Testis Formation
Date: July 30, 2003
In a recent paper, published in Nature Genetics, NMFF's J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD and his colleagues hypothesized that Sry and Dax1 genes are both required for normal testis determination.
Northwestern Receives $5M to Study Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Date: November 14, 2002
A $5 Million Grant from NIH has been Awarded to Northwestern to study Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder associated with irregular menstrual periods, infertility, excessive body hair and increased risk for diabetes.
Dr. Andrea Dunaif, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Professor of Medicine, is the Principal Investigator for this Study.
The Study will focus on the role of genes, androgens (male hormones) and intrauterine environment in PCOS.