Leadership

Chief, Peter Arvan, MD, PhD 

U-M MEND Division, Dr. Peter Arvan
Peter Arvan, MD, PhD
A Message From Our Chief

Peter Arvan, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND), and is a Professor of Medicine and Physiology. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his MD and PhD degrees from Yale University. Following residency training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Arvan completed fellowship training in Endocrinology at Yale. He then joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 1988. He moved to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1996 and became Division Chief at the University of Michigan in 2003.

Dr. Arvan's research group is located within the Brehm Tower - which houses a group of highly accomplished basic and clinical investigators focused on finding new therapies that better treat diabetes and other endocrine diseases. His laboratory is funded by public research support (National Institutes of Health) as well as private research support. His research work has focused on hormone synthesis, especially in two areas: thyroid hormone synthesis and insulin synthesis. He is specifically interested in understanding how the proteins that are hormone precursors are made and converted into medically-active hormones, and how these steps go wrong in various endocrine diseases.

Dr. Arvan's area of greatest clinical expertise is in the management of thyroid disease, especially causes and treatments of hypo- and hyper-thyroidism and their associated disorders. He formerly served as Editorial Board member of the journal Thyroid and The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 

Dr. Arvan has received numerous awards and honors. He was elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians. He was named as a Pfizer Visiting Professor, a Burroughs-Wellcome Visiting Professor, the Sidney Ingbar Lecturer at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital (Boston), and is the Brehm Professor of Diabetes Research at the University of Michigan.

Faculty Leadership

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

Charles Burant, MD, PhD
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center (MMOC)

Roma Gianchandani, MBBS
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Hospital Intensive Insulin Program (HIIP)

William Herman, MD, MPH
Stefan S. Fajans MD/GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Diabetes
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR)

Crystal Holmes, DPM, CWS
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Podiatry Clinic

Craig Jaffe, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Clinical Section Chief, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Endocrine Section Chief, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Ronald Koenig, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Robert Lash, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff, Michigan Medicine

Michael Munson, DPM
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Podiatry Fellowship Training Program

Martin Myers, Jr., MD, PhD
Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Michigan Diabetes Research & Training Center (MDRTC)

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Chair for Clinical Research

Amy Rothberg, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Michigan Weight Management Program

Jennifer Wyckoff, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Adult Diabetes Education Program
Director, Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Clinic

Division Administrator

U-M MEND Division, Olushola Samuel
Olushola Samuel

Olushola Samuel, MPH
Division Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Domino's Farms, Lobby G, Suite 1500
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, P.O. Box 482
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone: 734-647-5400
olushola@med.umich.edu