Message from the Chief

Louis F. Amorosa, MDThe faculty physicians of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition strive to accomplish the mission of this University: to provide conscientious and expert care to patients, to teach this art and science to students and physicians at all levels, and to continue their own studies into the causes and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders. This specialty includes disorders affecting such diverse bodily regulatory processes as the mechanisms controlling energy utilization or the burning of dietary sugar and fat, bone composition and sexual function. These disorders include diabetes mellitus, disorders of cholesterol and fat processing resulting in atherosclerosis, dysfunction and anatomical changes in the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, ovaries and testes, and the control of the blood calcium level. The latter is an important factor in the development of osteoporosis, which the divisional faculty study with its bone density machine.

The faculty participate in medical student education by working with students in their biochemistry, physiology and pathophysiology courses and by providing supervised clinical experience. At the postgraduate level, the faculty supervise resident physicians and mentor clinical fellows training to become endocrinologists. The faculty and fellows are actively engaged in daily consultative services at Robert Wood University Hospital and in patient care and consultative services in the Clinical Academic Building. The faculty share their clinical experiences with other physicians throughout New Jersey in continuing medical education seminars and often the faculty and fellows present their observations at national meetings.

I have been especially privileged to direct the skilled and talented fulltime, voluntary and clinical faculty physicians of this division while training the next generation of physicians and endocrinologists. This would not be possible without the dedicated services of our staff including nurses, clinical and laboratory technologists, our medical care assistant, secretaries, clerk and the fellowship supervisor of our endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism training program.

Louis F. Amorosa, MD

Interim Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition