Mitchell A. Lazar,  MD,  PhDWelcome 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.

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD
Division Chief
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division

Dr. Lazar received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then received a PhD in neurosciences and a medical degree from Stanford University. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and in endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1989.

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