UF Health Shands Hospital Recognized for Diabetes & Endocrinology Care

We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, recently ranked one of the nation’s top hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology care by U.S. News & World Report.

Welcome – William T. Donahoo, MD

Welcome William Donahoo, MD!  William Donahoo, MD, FTOS, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He received his medical […]

Welcome – Jaime Warren, ARNP

Welcome, Jaime Warren, ARNP! Jaime Warren is a nurse practitioner within the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at UF Health, Shands.  She received her doctor of nursing practice degree […]

Welcome – Naykky Singh Ospina, MD, MS

    Welcome, Naykky Singh Ospina, MD, MS! Dr. Singh Ospina is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Florida. She is […]

Dr. Kenneth Cusi

Existing diabetes drug shows effectiveness against chronic liver disease

A three-year clinical trial led by University of Florida Health researcher Kenneth Cusi, M.D.,  found that the drug pioglitazone is safe and effective in certain patients who have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or […]

Diabetes Management & Good Hospital Care

Our own Dr. Kenneth Cusi, Professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of Florida, shares his thoughts with “Endocrine Today” on diabetes management […]

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Endocrinology is the medical specialty that studies and treats conditions of the organs that secrete hormones. Different hormones control a wide range of body functions, so an endocrinologist may be involved with a number of problems, from sexual development to osteoporosis.

The Division provides a comprehensive clinical service covering all the major fields of endocrinology on both an outpatient and an inpatient basis, including:

  •  Adrenal Disorders
  •  Pituitary Disorders
  • Diabetes and Related Complications
  • Diseases and Disorders of the Thyroid
  • Thyroid Nodules and Tumors
  • Gynecomastia
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid and Calcium Disorders

Recent News and Announcements

Dr. Kenneth Cusi – Author Insight Video for Annals of Internal Medicine

Dr. Kenneth Cusi – Author Insight Video for Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine  Author Insight: Long-Term Pioglitazone Treatment for Patients With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized, Controlled Trial In this video, Dr. Kenneth Cusi, […]

Dr. Chris Newton Excellence in Education and Diabetes Care Award

Dear friends, It has been a month since the unexpected passing of our friend and colleague Chris Newton on May 29th, 2016.  In honor of his many contributions to patients […]

DoM Excellence in Teaching Awards 2016 – Endocrinology Winners

This year the department of medicine honored a number of outstanding teachers for the 2016 DoM Excellence in Teaching Awards. Our division had two members who were honored and recognized for […]

Beloved Physician, Dr. Christopher Newton, Passes Away

  With a heavy heart, I am sharing with you the unexpected passing over this past Memorial Day weekend of our friend and colleague Dr. Christopher Newton. Chris had recently […]

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Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017): Diabetes Educator and Advocate (Diabetes Care)

May 25, 2017

Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Nierras wrote a beautiful piece on how Mary Tyler Moore’s courage and strength in the face of her diabetes diagnosis has inspired and lent courage to […]

Comparitive Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Diabetes in humans, NOD Mice, and Canines: Has a Valuable Animal Model of Type 1 Diabetes Been Overlooked? (Diabetes)

May 25, 2017

Despite decades of research in humans and mouse models of disease, substantial gaps remain in our understanding of pathogenic mechanisms underlying the development of type 1 diabetes. Furthermore,...

Analgesic Antipyretic Use Among Young Children in the TEDDY Study: No Association With Islet Autoimmunity (BMC Pediatric)

May 25, 2017

The aim of this study was to analyze patterns of analgesic antipyretic use across the clinical centers of The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) prospective cohort study and...

Concentration-dependent Response to Pioglitazone in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (Alimentary Pharmacology Therapeutics)

May 24, 2017

The authors aimed to evaluate the relationship between concentrations of pioglitazone and its active metabolites and treatment outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) .This study...

Diabetes and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (

May 24, 2017

The authors analyzed longitudinal data from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study to test their hypothesis that older adults with diabetes have greater test-specific and domain-specific cognitive...