The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix's Division of Endocrinology offers high-quality clinical care, research opportunities and teaching in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Clinical Care Programs

Patient care is provided through our ambulatory (outpatient) and hospital programs located in the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and the Banner University Medicine Institutes. In addition to seeing adult patients with all types of general endocrinology problems, we also offer specialty clinics in Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy in our Thyroid and Parathyroid Center and in our Legerity Program, which is a new approach to medical weight management in patients with medical conditions for which prompt and sustained weight loss can improve outcomes. All of our clinical programs can be accessed by calling 602-521-5200 and our Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy Program also has a direct line at 602-521-5969, while direct access to the Legerity Program is at 602-521-5212. Most of the staff are Spanish-speaking and the diverse faculty can provide care for patients in English, French, Mandarin, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali and Arabic. We are also the first medical center in Arizona certified by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals for advanced, inpatient diabetes management.

Endocrinology Teaching Programs

The division provides clinical and didactic curriculum (classroom) teaching to medical students enrolled at all levels in the College of Medicine – Phoenix and welcomes external visiting students by arrangement through the college's Student Affairs office. We also operate an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Endocrinology Subspecialty Training Program jointly with the Endocrinology Section of the Phoenix VA Medical Center. Residents in various training programs are offered the opportunity to rotate on our teaching service in the Banner – UMC Endocrinology Clinic and on the inpatient wards in the Banner – UMC Phoenix. Weekly educational sessions are held, including board review, case presentations, tumor board and pathology reviews, as well as didactic lectures by fellows, faculty and visiting speakers. The latter are open to all professional staff of Banner. Grand Rounds are held monthly.

Research Opportunities

Clinical research projects can be carried out using the resources of the fully equipped and staffed Clinical Research Unit on the first floor of the Banner – University Medicine Institutes Building at 1441 N. 12th St., which can accommodate both industry and investigator-initiated clinical studies. There is also the opportunity for bio-banking of clinical samples.

Many opportunities exist for translational research collaborations with basic science investigators both locally and nationally. We welcome research ideas and are happy to mentor and support students, residents, fellows and peer colleagues with projects in all disciplines,.

Christian Nasr, MD
Christian Nasr, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology