Endocrinology & Metabolism

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Physicians and nurses in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism evaluate and treat hormonal disorders, including:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone and Mineral Disorders
  • Thyroid, Adrenal, Parathyroid and Pituitary disorders
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Female and Male Gonadal Dysfunction

Outpatient services are available at the Loyola University Medical Center, the adjoining Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills, Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen, Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Primary Care Center at Oakbrook Terrace. Inpatient consultations are offered at Loyola University Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

Diabetes Care Center:
The Loyola University Diabetes Care Center is a specialized clinic, recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which provides comprehensive group and individualized treatment programs for adults with diabetes. The center holds regular CME conferences and updates. Our physicians and nurses play a major role in managing diabetes in our hospitalized patients and we have developed comprehensive protocols to decrease the incidence of hyperglycemia and its related morbidities.

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center:
The Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and treating diseases including:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Osteomalacia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Calcium and other mineral-related disorders

The center offers continuing medical education (CME) programs, screenings and lectures, and is also actively participating in several ongoing clinical trials to evaluate new medications to treat bone disease.

Nicholas Emanuele, MD

PHOTO: Dr. Nicholas Emanuele

Professor of Medicine
Division Director, Endocrinology and Metabolism


Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, please contact Loyola Central Scheduling at (888) 584-7888.

Administration Office:
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Building 54 - Room 137
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 216-6435
Fax: (708) 216-5936


In keeping with the tripartite mission of the university, Endocrinology participates in all facets of medical education, from training medical students to having faculty members develop CME programs. Several faculties in our division are advisors to medical students. In 2001, the ACGME approved three fellows for the division. Fellows rotate through Loyola and Hines VA and are actively involved in research. Both fellows and faculty work closely with residents and medical students.

Faculty members strive to stay abreast of the latest developments and advances in their fields by attending relevant conferences, meeting with colleagues and reviewing current literature. They recognize the need to use their expertise to provide CME programs for colleagues and primary care physicians.


The division conducts both bench and clinical research and works closely with other divisions and departments at Loyola to achieve its research goals. Currently, the division’s research concentrates on:

  • Role of blood glucose control in preventing cardiovascular and cerebral vascular disease in people with diabetes
  • Impact of alcohol on reproduction
  • Osteoporosis, Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Role of testosterone on bone disorders and brain and lipid metabolism
  • Improved treatments for Paget’s disease
  • Growth hormone therapy

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Abdallah Altarshan
Ammar Bayrakdar
Diabetes, High Blood Sugar, Goiter Function, Thyroid Function, Hormonal Abnormalities
Pauline Camacho
Osteoporosis, Calcium Metabolism, Bone Metabolism, Vitamin D Deficiency, Parathyroid Disorders, Paget's...
Gerald A. Charnogursky
Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Pituitary Disease
Mary Ann Emanuele
Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Disorders, Parathyroid Disorders, Pituitary Disease
Norma Lopez
Thyroid Cancer, Hormonal Abnormalities, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Thyroid...
Alaleh Mazhari
Endocrine Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Bone Disease/Vitamin D Deficiency/Diabetes
Shanika Samarasinghe
Endocrine Disorders, Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease and Disorders, Thyroid Cancer
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