UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology (UMCDE)
The University of Maryland has made a major commitment to the development of a world-class Diabetes and Endocrinology program with the creation of the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology. With over 10,000 patient-visits per year, the center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care for patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders including thyroid, bone, calcium, pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive disorders. Care is provided by the center’s adult and pediatric endocrinologists along with podiatrist, psychiatrist and other health professionals including nurse practitioners, diabetes educators, nutritionists, nurses, and medical assistants. The center is located at the UMMC Midtown campus in 19,000 sq ft of in newly renovated, state-of-the art clinical space including a large reception and waiting room area, 16 examining rooms, procedure room, phlebotomy and anthropometry stations, conference room, nurse's station, and offices for physicians, diabetes educators, and nutritionists.
The Division runs an active 24 x 7 in-patient diabetes and endocrine consult service at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Veteran's Affairs Medical Center and UMMC Midtown. The in-patient program includes a half-time diabetes nurse educator who provides diabetes education and management for patients with diabetes as they transition to the out-patient setting.
The Division’s faculty are actively engaged in teaching activities along the continuum of medical education. We teach both 1st and 2nd year medical students during their endocrine/diabetes blocks. Student reviews of our lectures and small group sessions have been extremely favorable. Several of the faculty have joint appointments in basic science departments (Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Department of Physiology) and graduate programs (Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Genetic Counseling, Epidemiology, Physiology, Nutrition) and engage in teaching of graduate students both formally in the class-room, and as mentors and thesis advisors in the research setting. Each summer, we host undergraduate and medical students in the laboratory as part of several NIH funded (DRC, NORC, SPORT) summer student programs.