Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPHWelcome to the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania. Endocrine diseases including diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and thyroid disease are becoming increasingly prevalent in our population. Treatments for these and other conditions are changing rapidly, and exciting advances in basic research offer a promise of even more effective therapies to come.

As a research-intensive division in the Department of Medicine, our faculty and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care for patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders, and generate new knowledge with the ultimate goal of improving our understanding and treatment of these diseases. The research is fostered by Penn's NIH-funded Diabetes Research Center, one of 17 such centers in the United States. We also teach endocrinology to medical students and residents, while training the next generation of endocrinologists and diabetes specialists through our outstanding fellowship program, funded in part by a training grant from the NIH.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about us.

Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH
Division Chief
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division

Dr. Mandel earned her A.B. in History and Science from Harvard University and her M.D. from Columbia University. She completed her internship and residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, before returning to Harvard for fellowship training in endocrinology.  She served as Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and, while there, earned her M.P.H. from the School of Public Health.  She was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn in 1997, promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, and promoted to Professor of Medicine in 2008.  She also holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Radiology at Penn and is Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. 

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