High quality, contemporary medical care
The endocrine system is involved at multiple levels in the maintenance of normal bodily function and in the response to the stresses that threaten the well-being of the whole organism. At a very basic level, all disease can be viewed as metabolic disease, and all clinical illness can be related to the disruption of normal function by changes of metabolic processes.
The Section on Endocrinology and Metabolism offers two clinics to address problems associated with the endocrine and thyroid systems. Section physicians deliver the highest quality contemporary medical care to large numbers of patients with diabetes mellitus, disorders of lipoprotein metabolism, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, hypothalamic and pituitary disease, adrenal disease, abnormalities in calcium regulation, and gonadal dysfunction.