Message from the Division Chief
We have a lively teaching program, hosting 3rd and 4th year medical students, residents and adult endocrine, reproductive endocrine and pediatric endocrine fellows. Our rotation, comprised of active patient care, formal and informal lectures and case management, is consistently one of the most popular pediatric rotations. Our teaching activities are supported by a cadre of outstanding pediatric endocrine fellows, skillful diabetes educators and experienced dieticians. Our learners and trainees benefit from frequent interactions with both the adult diabetes/endocrine group in the Department of Medicine and the reproductive endocrinology group in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our outpatient clinics take place at two sites located at either the Texas Diabetes Institute or the medical center. Funding for research activities come from the National Institutes of Health, public and private foundations and pharmaceutical companies.
We have a vibrant research portfolio that includes projects on:
- Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Diabetes related complications such as nonalcoholic liver disease
- Growth disorders and their treatment
- Endocrine abnormalities in aneusomy syndromes, with a focus on Chromosome 18
- Obesity-related metabolic complications and evaluations in the Wellness Clinic
- Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes
- Thyroid abnormalities and cancer
Founded in 1718, San Antonio is located just south of Austin, 140 miles northwest of the Gulf of Mexico, and 150 miles northeast of Laredo on the Mexican border. San Antonio is now the 8th largest city in the United States. We collaborate with local military medicine training programs and a rapidly expanding medical/biotechnology business community. San Antonio has been ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as the #2 U.S. travel destination, and the #9 worldwide destination.