About the Division of Endocrinology

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Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego. UC San Diego endocrinologists are nationally and internationally renowned experts in the diagnosis, treatment and research of diabetes and other endocrine disorders. 

Through outstanding, compassionate patient care, cutting-edge research, and dedication to educating the next generation of endocrinologists, our academic center sets the standard for endocrinology.


The inaugural chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism was Daniel A. Steinberg, MD, PhD, one of the key medical investigators recruited for the School of Medicine faculty when the institution was founded. 

A metabolic and rare disease specialist well known for his diabetes and lipid research, he joined the faculty of the UC San Diego School of Medicine in 1968 as professor of medicine, head of what was then known as the Division of Metabolic Disease, and Program Director of Basic Sciences in Medicine. 

More about Dr. Steinberg’s atherosclerosis research and the investigators in the UC San Diego Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism who carry it forward today: Change of Heart


The research efforts in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism include collaborations that extend beyond UC San Diego to many major scientific institutes and biotechnology firms in the La Jolla Mesa, including the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, as well as to research centers around the world.

See the Research tab on this website to learn more about the Division’s activities and objectives in research.

Patient Care

Information on our patient care services can be found here on UC San Diego Health’s website.

Education and Training

UC San Diego offers one of the most respected endocrinology and metabolism fellowship training programs in the nation, with renowned scientists and clinicians as teachers and mentors. Program curriculum and application instructions can be found under the Education & Training > Fellowship tab on this website.