The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism provides expertise in the full spectrum of endocrine disorders, including pituitary, thyroid, adrenal diseases, diabetes, obesity and disorders of mineral metabolism and vitamin D deficiency. There are two board certified endocrinologists with plans to enlarge the division leading to the provision of an Endocrine fellowship.
Medical students and residents manage both inpatient and outpatient endocrine patients at Mountain Home VAMC, East Tennessee State University Practice and Johnson City Medical Center. An endocrine elective for MS-IV students has been recently added. Opportunity to participate in community clinics is also available. In addition to clinic attendance, participants are exposed to a broad array of lectures and conferences as well as individual didactic teaching sessions.
The goals of the division are to provide advanced compassionate care to our patients and to provide outstanding and innovative clinical training. We strive to provide a learning environment conducive to producing outstanding physicians comfortable in managing all aspects of endocrine disease. The program offers a plethora of research opportunities encompassing a broad array of research methodology from basic science molecular approaches to clinical research including outcomes and epidemiology research. These research endeavors are tailored to individual needs and career goals of each trainee. The division has had excellent participation from medical students and residents with presentations at both national meetings and publications in peer reviewed medical journals.