The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is a part of the Department of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine. Clinical and research faculty attend to the needs of patients with a variety of endocrine and metabolic problems, provide subspecialty training for physicians interested in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism; and conduct research in bone and mineral metabolism, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and lipids.
The faculty in the division holds clinics providing comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and care for patients with diseases of the endocrine glands (e.g. diabetes, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid) as well as several other highly specialized endocrine disorders including: metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, obesity, and cholesterol/lipid abnormalities; and provides consulting services to other physicians and healthcare providers from UAMS, the state, and the region.
The clinical and research programs of the division take place at both UAMS as well as at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Clinical and basic research are funded through the NIH, VA, private foundations and corporations, and much support for clinical research is through the Clinical Research Center.
The division is the home of the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, a unique academic facility occupying 15,000 square feet of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
The Division of Endocrinology also has a very large and active research program in diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.
Elena Ambrogini, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine