The Division of Endocrinology was established at Brown Medical School and its affiliated hospitals in 1984. The core clinical staff members of the Division provide outpatient and inpatient care and consultative services in endocrinology and diabetes at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medicine and the Providence Veterans Administration Hospital. Affiliated endocrinologists provide patient care services and active teaching programs for medical students, residents, and clinical fellows at The Miriam Hospital, the Roger Williams Medical Center, and the Memorial Hospital of Pawtucket. In addition to patient care services, the Endocrine Division has vigorous clinical and basic research programs and provides subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism through an ACGME-certified clinical fellowship program. The Division also conducts teaching programs for Brown Medical School students, medical residents, PhD graduate students, and postdoctoral research fellows, plus CME programs for medical professionals.
The goals of the Division of Endocrinology are:
- To provide the best possible care for all patients with diabetes and other endocrine diseases.
- To take a leading role in introducing new approaches to disease prevention and management.
- To involve patients in their effective disease management through educational programs.
- To pursue clinical and basic research on diabetes and other endocrine diseases that will increase our understanding of causal mechanisms and define new approaches to treatment.
- To provide an effective educational environment and mentors for medical students, graduate students, medical residents, fellows, and postgraduate trainees in the field of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.