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The UMMC Midtown Campus Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology staff

Specialized Services

  • Comprehensive management of diabetes and its complications using a multidisciplinary team approach

  • Diagnosis and treatment of hormonal disorders, including hypo- and hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer, osteoporosis and other bone disorders 

  •  Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis 

  • Coordination with Nuclear Medicine, Neurosurgery, Transplant Surgery and Endocrine Surgery for specialized diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for hormonal disorders 

Services to Physicians

  • Educational programs (CME)

  • Consultation for diabetes education and dietary management

  • Consultation on complicated cases of diabetes and other endocrine diseases

  • Second opinions

  • Evaluation of patient conditions

  • Special diagnostic (provocative testing of hormone axes; ultrasound-guided thyroid aspirations, bone densitometry)

  • Evaluation for endocrine surgery and/or radiation and gamma knife therapy, and dosimetry and radioiodine therapy

  • Short-term and long-term patient management


  • Genetic screening for monogenic forms of diabetes

  • New understandings for the genetic basis of Type 2 diabetes and obesity, and the development of new therapeutic and prevention strategies

  • Preclinical gene therapy approaches for diabetes

  • Studies to determine why some people respond to certain diabetes drugs while others do not (pharmacogenomics)

  • Clinical trials of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of diabetes and obesity

  • Genetics of hypertension and lipid disorders

  • Molecular and cellular studies of the regulation of lipid metabolism, lipid storage and utilization and the effects to human diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.

  • Identification of genes contributing to developmental defects in organ systems – such as pancreas and hypothalamus - that might underlie obesity and diabetes

  • Studies of drugs to treat Cushings Disease

  • Genetics of osteoporosis 

Past Conference Presentations: