Director – Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 0001
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Medicine seeks an innovative physician-scientist or clinical investigator to direct the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a leading health care center, committed to exceptional patient care, ground-breaking research, and advanced biomedical education. Recognized as a Best Hospitals Honor Roll Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, Vanderbilt's mission is to promote health and wellness via superior patient care programs, innovative education, and cutting-edge research.
Vanderbilt's reputation for excellence in these domains has established it as a prominent patient referral center, not only in the mid-South but also nationally. Each year, individuals from across Tennessee and the Southeast prefer Vanderbilt for their health care needs. This preference is not solely due to Vanderbilt's renowned medical expertise, but also its dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to treating patients with respect and compassion.
Division Overview: The Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism division is composed of a team of ~40 faculty and ~50 staff members. Over the past year, this division has been highly active, providing services for nearly 54,000 outpatient visits in clinics located in Davidson and neighboring counties. In addition to this, they have also completed 12,500 telehealth visits. The staff of this division not only provide primary and consultative diabetes and endocrine care at Vanderbilt University Hospital, including an innovative glucose management service, but they also provide a wide array of outpatient clinical services. The division specializes in offering multidisciplinary care for patients suffering from a variety of disorders, supports the VIVID clinic providing gender affirming care to gender and sexual minority patients, and overseeing a highly subscribed and very successful medical weight loss clinic.
The division is home to a robust research portfolio with over $21million in total support. Investigators in the division conduct biomedical research ranging from basic science to translational to clinical research, and are supported by grants from the NIH, the VA, private foundations and pharmaceutical partners. Direct funds from the NIH this past year totaled more than $7.2 million. The faculty have been engaged with interdisciplinary research teams, team science and outside collaborations. Areas of research include insights into the pathogenesis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, interaction of lipid signaling molecules with nuclear receptors, and the role of oxidative stress and diet in the etiology of neurological diseases. Our faculty provide national leadership in endocrine and metabolic research by directing the Program for Metabolic Bone Disorders, the Vanderbilt Clinical Research Center, the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Human Islet Phenotyping Program, and one of the NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers.
The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, in addition to its other responsibilities, delivers comprehensive medical care to patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders at the adjacent Nashville Veteran’s Administration Hospital. This Division is one among the 13 unique divisions that make up the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). It benefits from substantial financial support from institutions such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and the Veterans Affairs Research Program. The Department of Medicine is highly recognized for its NIH funding, currently ranking 3rd in the nation, per the Blue Ridge Institute. Moreover, the division emphasizes education and training, offering an Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship, an Obesity Medicine Fellowship, and an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Fellowship. With an annual matriculation of ~8 fellows, it boasts a robust and competitive educational program. The research opportunities for postdoctoral fellows are significantly supported by an NIH-funded T32 program and institutional aid aimed at fostering the growth of emerging young faculty members, and the division leads in providing undergraduate and medical school research experiences.
The successful candidate will have a national and international reputation in an area of Diabetes, Endocrinology, or Metabolism with a strong record of sustained scholarly accomplishments, leadership abilities, and commitment to mentoring. The candidate must have experience and a commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates should be eligible for rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care organization dedicated to innovative research, high-impact training and personalized patient care. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made the Medical Center a major patient referral center for the Mid-South and a national leader in health care.
The mission of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is to dedicate our diverse talents to advance human health for all. We value being on the forefront of personalized care for diverse patient populations, making and implementing impactful scientific discoveries, advancing inclusive excellence, and training the next generation of clinicians, scientists, and educators.