The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, offers a full range of services in endocrinology, including outpatient provocative endocrine testing, thyroid biopsy and intensive diabetes management and education.
Endocrinology focuses on glands that secrete hormones, which are chemical messengers that travel throughout the bloodstream to regulate different bodily functions. These glands include the thyroid, parathyroid pituitary gland, hypothalamus, pancreas, adrenal glands and gonads. Clinical research by our team at Rush has focused on diabetes and care of people with diabetes after organ transplantation.
Our team provides diagnosis and care for the following disorders:
- Addison’s disease
- Adrenal disease
- Cushing syndrome
- Diabetes insipidus
- Endocrine hypertension
- Gonadal disorders
- Lipid disorders
- Parathyroid disorders
- Pituitary disease
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid disease
- Hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid)
- Graves' disease
- Hypothyroid (underactive thyroid)
- Thyroid nodules
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
The team also provides diabetes care after organ transplantation along with transplant endocrinology services.
Endocrinologists at Rush participate in multidisciplinary care teams with other Rush specialists managing the complex medical and surgical care of patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Antonio C. Bianco, MD, PhD, is chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. The team also includes:
- David Baldwin, MD, clinic director
- Leon Fogelfeld, MD
Award-Winning Diabetes Center
Rush University Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education. The center includes a team composed of a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and nurse practitioner.
Additionally, the diabetes and endocrinology program at Rush was ranked No. 35 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 America’s Best Hospitals issue.