Endocrinology faculty


The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology is actively engaged in clinical care, research, teaching and community service in the areas of endocrinology, diabetes, lipid disorders and obesity. The Division has continued to expand its clinical and research activities to meet the ongoing health needs of the San Diego pediatric community.

Division Chief


Michael Gottschalk, M.D., Ph.D. 

Dr. Gottschalk is involved in clinical trials related to diabetes mellitus in children, including studies on the immunomodulation of type 1 diabetes, pharmokinetic/ pharmocodynamic studies of exenatide in type 2 diabetes mellitus and behavioral modification of obese adolescents at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus. He is also the local principal investigator studying IGF-1 treatment and growth hormone treatment of children with IGF-1 deficiency.






A New Protein Target for Controlling Diabetes

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology researchers Jane J. Kim and Ayse G. Kayali were part of a groundbreaking collaborative discovery.... Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown biological mechanism involved in the regulation of pancreatic islet beta cells, whose role is to produce and release insulin. The discovery suggests a new therapeutic target for treating dysfunctional beta cells and type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting more than 25 million Americans.&.

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