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    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases

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Division Director: Timothy J. Lyons, M.D., FRCP
Division Administrator: Elizabeth Swan

Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)This site will introduce you to our doctors ,  researchers, and staff, as well as our clinical, educational, research, and diabetes prevention programs.  

Our clinical work encompasses the full spectrum of endocrinology, including thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, bone, gonadal, and metabolic disorders. Diabetes services are undergoing rapid expansion in collaboration with many other disciplines and partners on and off campus. Our goal is to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes and other endocrine disorders. 

Our research program is a cornerstone of the Division. Research areas of greatest interest are diabetes and its vascular complications, diabetic pregnancy, and lipidology. We conduct clinical and basic science research with strong emphasis on collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists on linking different disciplines that are relevant to diabetes. The collaboration also extends to building partnerships with communities. In particular, we are interested to work with minority communities that are severely afflicted by diabetes, to address health disparities, and to involve trainees in research.   

Our investigators have national and international reputationsTheir work is funded by the NIH, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Foundations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. We also receive support from the South Carolina state government for the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina, and from pharmaceutical companies. Philanthropic donations from individuals and foundations, such as the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Yaschik Foundation also support our work. 

Our professional educational programs are aimed not only at medical students, residents, and fellows, but also at the broad spectrum of health care providers in hospitals and in the community, who must work in teams to provide first class clinical care. We also place a major emphasis on education of communities, patients, their families, the general public, and makers of policies that affect community health. 

Our clinical fellowship program, with five ACGME Residency Review Committee approved positions, seeks academically oriented physicians for two and three-year training programs. There are opportunities for our Fellows to experience clinical and basic science research during their fellowships. 

Again, welcome to the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolic Diseases. Please visit often and watch our Division grow! 

Timothy J. Lyons, M.D., FRCP 
John A. Colwell Endowed Chair 
Professor and Director, Division of Endocrinology 

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