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The Division of Endocrinology at UC Irvine's School of Medicine offers the most comprehensive expertise in a broad range of complex endocrine conditions, including diabetes, thyroid disease and pituitary dysfunction in Orange County and the greater Southern California region.

Our faculty members not only conduct leading-edge research, they also train the expert endocrinologists of the future and deliver the most advanced patient care in the diagnosis and management of diabetes and all endocrine conditions.

Our highly skilled physicians treat pituitary and hypothalamic disorders, thyroid and adrenal disease, calcium and parathyroid disease, Paget's disease, obesity and male infertility, among others. They have extensive experience with pediatric endocrine disorders, including glandular disorders, Turner's syndrome, ambiguous genitalia and precocious or delayed puberty.

Division endocrinologists are at the forefront in developing innovative treatment strategies for patients, including fusion therapies to help stop bone loss and prevent fractures in patients with osteoporosis, stem cell applications for patients with diabetes and estrogenic agents to help prevent heart disease. Their research also contributes to the understanding of such critical health issues as cancer and metabolic syndrome.

Our competitive training program teaches residents and fellows to treat diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders and obesity at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, UC Irvine's diabetes center and CHOC Children's Hospital (CHOC).

The diabetes center at Gottschalk Medical Plaza on the Irvine campus is the only university-based, comprehensive diabetes center in Orange County and is the center is the clinical branch of UC Irvine's Center for Diabetes Research and Treatment (CDRT). This campus-wide research center is dedicated to preventing diabetes through education, improving patient health through top-notch care and finding a cure through leading-edge research.

This variety of clinical settings gives our residents and fellows valuable exposure to a wide range of patients and disease presentations. Trainees also learn about early genetic identification to prevent disease, as well as pharmacological and lifestyle approaches to treatment. They are exposed to the latest science and research in endocrinology and receive one-on-one mentoring from leaders in the field.

At the Division of Endocrinology, we strive to inspire our students, residents and fellows to accept the challenge of caring for patients with endocrine conditions. We also nurture innovation and the quest for new treatment strategies to help provide the highest quality, most comprehensive care to our patients.

We Are Greater Together

Here at UCI Department of Medicine, we highly value diversity. Diversity is core to our ability to offer compassionate and culturally competent care in a variety of practice settings, to patients from all walks of life, addressing simple to complex healthcare needs, while working with others who embrace a broad variety of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives. We remain committed to advancing diversity, in its broadest sense, in our programs through recruitment, training, retention and mentoring. This, we believe, is vital to our ability to continue to achieve excellence in serving our richly diverse community through our discover, teach, and heal mission. If this collaborative, respectful, and inclusive approach speaks to you, I look forward to your selection of UCI Department of Medicine as your training program of choice.

-Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM