Department of Medicine

Endocrinology & Metabolism: Welcome

The University of Toronto, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, spans seven Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) hospitals and is comprised of 45 full-time faculty (all MDs), all of whom are actively engaged in leading edge academic activities – patient care, teaching and research. It is by far the largest division of endocrinology and endocrinology training programs of its size in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. 

Because of the size of our division our faculty have clinical expertise in all areas of endocrinology, including but not limited to diabetes, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, obesity, thyroid disease and thyroid cancer and less common diseases and cancers of other endocrine glands such as the pituitary, adrenal and parathyroid glands. The University of Toronto (U of T), Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism has active teaching and research programs in the majority of these areas.

It is important to note that our MD endocrinology faculty with primary appointments work closely with an almost equal number of cross-appointed basic (PhD) scientists from a number of departments such as Physiology, Biochemistry, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. PhD (non-MD) scientists, however, rarely have their primary appointment in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, or for that matter in the Department of Medicine.This collaborative environment promotes and facilitates the success of endocrinology and metabolism research activities. The integration of diabetes research across multiple hospitals and basic science departments is actively supported by the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, an extra-departmental unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 

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