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Meet the Program Director

Richard Auchus, M.D., Ph.D.


If your goal is to obtain the best possible training in endocrinology, then look no further. We have a rich history and tradition of excellence in endocrinology, with many famous faculty members and graduates from our program, several of whom are now members of our faculty or faculty elsewhere now.

Few programs offer the depth of clinical training we feature at Michigan, with specialized clinics in pituitary diseases, endocrine tumors and genetics, endocrinopathies in pregnancy, intensive diabetes care, bariatrics, and metabolic bone diseases. Our fellows receive fabulous clinical training from a large and diverse patient population served by a growing number of dedicated faculty members, who are not only experts in their fields but who love to teach.

Beyond learning clinical endocrinology, the research opportunities for endocrinology fellows are superb, including a wide range of basic, clinical, and translational projects and mentorship from a highly productive faculty. Primary aldosteronism, meta-iodobenzguanine (MIBG) imaging, selective pancreatic sampling for neuroendocrine tumors, and the genetic basis of maturity onset diabetes of youth (MODY) are just a few of the major endocrine discoveries at Michigan. Today, that tradition of discovery and excellence continues, and our fellows are a vigorous part of that legacy.

My challenge has been to make the program even better, and with our Fellowship Steering Committee, we have initiated a series of rotation changes and expanded the didactic curriculum. Our goals are to make best use of the opportunities and expertise at Michigan and to prepare our fellows to be leaders in their areas of focus.

This year, we are pleased to begin the transition to a two-track program, which allows for us to meet the individual needs of our trainees and to fulfill our mission as an academic endocrinology training program. Starting in 2013, fellows will be selected for either the Research Track or the Clinician-Educator Track.

Do you want to be a part of the future of endocrinology? Then read on!

Why would you settle for training anywhere else?

Richard Auchus, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Fellowship Program
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School