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Welcome to the University of Washington

Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition!

I extend to you a warm welcome to the home page for the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Our attending physicians and fellows are involved in patient care at hospitals and clinics throughout the Seattle area. Research in our Division focuses on lipids and lipoproteins, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and male reproduction.

Founded in 1948 by Dr. Robert H. Williams, the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition is internationally recognized for its expertise in several research areas. Our faculty and research have distinguished history of contribution to the study of diabetes, lipoprotein metabolism and antherosclerosis, body weight regulation and obesity, and male reproductive endocrinology.

The spirit of excellence continues today, with outstanding research, education, and clinical programs. The establishment of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence exemplifies the Division’s commitment to basic and clinical research in these two critical areas. The preparation of future leaders in metabolism, endocrinology, and nutrition is another longstanding commitment, and many nationally and internationally prominent experts in the field received their early training in our Division.

For a listing of individual Division faculty members and a description of their research interests, please see the Faculty section.

Alan Chait, M.D.
Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine
Division Head, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition


Our faculty physicians provide comprehensive clinical care in all aspects of outpatient and inpatient metabolism and endocrinology. A general endocrine clinic and inpatient consult services are provided at three sites...

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The main objective of the Division’s ACGME-accredited fellowship program is to prepare talented physicians and Ph.D. scientists with a strong interest in research in full-time careers in academic endocrinology. M.D. fellows receive clinical training to prepare them for board certification...

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The research activities of faculty members are described under their individual listings. In addition, the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition plays a leadership role in the centers, program projects and facilities listed below...

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