We have a rich tradition of clinical, investigative, and training excellence. The Division has over 20 faculty and over 50 staff members, who participate in a wide-range of clinical programs and clinical and basic science research. Training the next generation of physicians and scientists is a major part of our mission and involves an Endocrinology Training Program and a Medical Student Research Program.

The Division provides in-patient and out-patient care at two hospitals, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital. We strive for excellence in patient care, and this has been recognized by our ranking as one of the best programs in Diabetes and Endocrinology by the US News and World Report.

Investigators in the Division conduct biomedical research ranging from laboratory-based to clinical investigation to outcomes and quality research. Research in the Division is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, the Research Service of the Veterans Association as well as private foundations and pharmaceutical companies.

Division News Spotlight


Clinicians and Pharmacists Join Forces to Fill Gaps in Prescription Oversight

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Complex conditions and more specialty drugs lead forward-thinking physicians to forge clinical partnerships with pharmacists. 

Medical centers increasingly grapple with how best to select and monitor patients’ complex medication regimens amid challenges of multiple morbidities and polypharmacy.

This issue can be especially vexing when treating patients with diabetes, according to Chase Hendrickson, M.D., medical director of the Eskind Adult Diabetes Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As a result, Hendrickson has joined forces through an collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with Rusty Catlin, Pharm.D., directory of outpatient pharmacy (CPPA), to bring a more resources to patients with type 2 diabetes.




Congratulations to Drs. Fiona Harrison and Kathryn Dahir for their recent faculty awards!

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Dr. Fiona Harrison received the Elaine Sanders-Bush, Ph.D., Award - For Mentoring Graduate and/or Medical Students in the Research Setting.


Dr. Kathryn Dahir received the Mildred T. Stahlman, M.D., Award - For Innovation in Clinical Care.



Gannon selected for American Diabetes Association Award

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Maureen Gannon, PhD, professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Cell and Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the 2022 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award presented by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).



Diabetes, cardiovascular drug targets

Maureen Gannon, PhD, and colleagues investigated the role of the inflammatory lipid signaling molecule PGE2 — acting through EP3 and EP4 receptors — on heart muscle cell contractility and cardiac function in the setting of Type 2 diabetes. 



The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism hosts the annual Orth Lecture

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The Orth lecture, named after Vanderbilt DE researcher Dr. David N. Orth, featured guest speaker Dr. Margaret E. Wierman, MD from the University of Colorado. Dr. Wierman spoke about adrenal cancer during the lecture. We loved hosting both Dr. Orth and Dr. Wierman this year! 





to the Diabetes Endocrinology Division Fund

More than 20 million children and adults are living with diabetes in the United States.
In response, the Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center uses a team approach to provide
excellent care so patients of all ages can live well with diabetes.

Contact Us

Division Administrative Team»

Department of Medicine - Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
7465 Medical Research Building IV
Nashville, TN 37232-0475
Division Administrative Phone: 615-936-1653 
Division Administrative Fax: 615-343-0172

Clinic Phone: 615-343-8332 / Clinic Fax 615-343-8346
Clinic Website: www.vanderbiltendocrinology.org