Our mission remains simple: To provide world-class endocrinology care in the clinic and lead the endocrine field in research.

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For over 50 years, the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UCSF has been an international leader in both clinical endocrinology and basic endocrine research. The UCSF Diabetes and Endocrinology program is consistently ranked as a top-10 program in the nation and the best in California by the U.S. News & World Report.

We bring the questions and unknowns from our patient's bedside to the research laboratory, not only to improve our understanding of the disease process, but to develop new therapeutic modalities. We then bring the advances of the laboratory back to our patients.

Our endocrinology and metabolism services include comprehensive consultation and treatment for patients with diseases of the endocrine system, such as hypothalamic and pituitary disease, adrenal disease, amenorrhea, hirsutism, male sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, abnormalities of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, diabetes, renal stones and lipid disorders. The UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center offers diabetes educational workshops, individual counseling, and an online course (Diabetes Education Online www.deo.ucsf.edu) for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.