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Diabetes Research and Endocrinology Research

Introduction to Diabetes and Endocrinology Research

MedStar endocrinologists are experienced in the treatment of patients with diabetes, obesity, metabolic, thyroid, and other endocrine disorders. With expertise in the evaluation of novel therapeutics and clinical trial design, our researchers are committed to providing high-quality care and enhancing patient health through research. MedStar assets also include a and laboratory staff with more than 20 years of experience in supporting endocrinology-related research.

Research Topics

Clinical trials are conducted throughout the MedStar Health hospital system for a variety of conditions, which may include the following:


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Diabetes and Endocrinology Research
  • Investigational and pharmacological therapies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Devices and delivery systems for managing diabetes
  • Diabetes prevention and management
  • Human immunodeficiency virus in patients with diabetes
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring systems
  • Diabetes in high risk populations
  • Standards of care
  • Epidemiology of diabetes
  • Phase I - IV clinical trials
  • Cardiovascular disease, hypertension and other diabetes co-morbidities

Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome

  • Substrate kinetics 
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Vascular compliance and reactivity 
  • Nutrition and feeding habits
  • Obesity treatment and management
  • Body composition
  • Exercise physiology
  • Experimental and innovative therapies in metabolic syndrome

Thyroid Disorders

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Graves' disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid goiter

Awards, Recognitions, Innovative Technologies

MedStar Health provides patients with a comprehensive system-wide diabetes self-management program recognized by the Education Recognition Program of the American Diabetes Association. In addition to traditional diagnostic imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and nuclear medicine, MedStar's thyroid research program offers positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography, and PET-MRI fusion imaging capabilities. Our board-certified physicians serve on review committees for the National Institutes of Health, medical association boards, and advisory panels for government agencies and pharmaceutical companies, helping to guide and establish standards of care.

Contact Information

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