Section Chief's Welcome
It is my pleasure to welcome and introduce you to the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at The University of Chicago. We are proud of our accomplishments and as you will see from our website, we are serious concerning our 3-fold mission: (1) to provide excellence in patient care; (2) to perform cutting-edge basic, clinical and translational research in endocrine diseases, diabetes, obesity and hypertension; and (3) to provide outstanding educational opportunities for medical students, housestaff and fellows. Many of our research programs provide training in basic and clinical investigation for visiting scientists from around the world and there are special summer programs for college students.
Our unique combination of adult and pediatric subspecialists poises us to be at the forefront for discovery and treatment of endocrine disorders that span a lifetime from birth to old age. Many of the diseases we treat and investigate begin in childhood and transition through adulthood requiring physicians and scientists with knowledge of these conditions to interact.
The uniqueness of The University of Chicago both geographically and philosophically allows for cross-fertilization by scientists in biological, physical and social sciences to address the most pressing problems in society today as they relate to endocrine disorders. A former faculty member, Charles B, Huggins (Nobel Prize winner for the role of hormones and cancer) best summed it up when he said, “Discovery is our business.” Indeed we are pleased that we have the resources to allow for investigation and translation of those discoveries to improve the health of society at the bedside and in the greater community.
Ranked among the 23 finest Endocrine centers in the United States, (US News and World Report 2011) we use the latest therapies to treat diabetes, thyroid diseases, obesity, bone disease including osteoporosis, polycystic ovary disease, endocrine cancers such as thyroid, pituitary and adrenal, and we recently instituted a new Hypertension Unit. Our section has maintained a position of prominence by virtue of the quality of faculty and their ability to remain at the forefront of new developments.
We invite you to learn more about the patient care, research and educational goals of our dedicated faculty in the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Roy E. Weiss, MD, PhD
Rabbi Esformes Professor
Chief of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism