The Section of Endocrinology is a research-intensive division in the Department of Internal Medicine. The faculty numbers 33 and includes two Yale–endowed professorships as well as a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator.
There are a total of 6 clinical and 20 research postdoctoral fellows as well as a number of undergraduate and graduate students in training.
Research funding totals over $12 million yearly and includes the:
- Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center,
- Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders,
- Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, and
- 2 JDRF Research Centers.
Research funding also includes portions of several program grants in addition to individual research grants.
There is broad clinical expertise in the Section, covering all aspects of endocrine and metabolic disease, and in terms of outpatient visits the Section is the second busiest in the Department.
This reflects the commitment of the physicians in the Section to provide high–quality and interactive care to patients and referring physicians throughout southern New England.
There are a number of focused multidisciplinary clinics including:
- a Clinical Diabetes Center,
- a Bone Center, and
- multidisciplinary Thyroid and Pituitary Clinics.
Dr. Silvio Inzucchi is the Clinical Director of the Section.