Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine is one of the nation's leading centers for endocrine research. The focus of basic and clinical research of the division includes: diabetes, thyroid, metabolic bone, lipid, hypertensive, reproductive dysautonomic and prostatic diseases.
Faculty from the MD Anderson Cancer Center work closely with our researchers, and multidisciplinary programs include an integrated research training program in molecular endocrinology with senior members of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Lawrence C. B. Chan, M.D.
Chief, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Dr. Chan is the Betty Rutherford Chair for Diabetes Research and the Director of the NIH-funded Diabetes & Endocrinology Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also the director of the Molecular Medicine Scholars Program and a professor in the departments of Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology.
He is recognized as a preeminent investigator in the development of novel therapies in Diabetes, and an authority in the genetics of atherosclerosis and lipid disorders. Dr. Chan was the recipient of a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and is principal investigator of multiple NIH grants. He has received numerous national and international honors and awards from organizations including the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the American Heart Assocition and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association. He is also an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.