Chief, Peter Arvan, MD, PhD 

Peter Arvan, MD, PhD
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 Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative 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 Positions

Palak Choksi, MBBS
Director, Inpatient Endocrinology Consultation Service
Co-Director, Patient Safety, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes

Nazanene Esfandiari, MD
Service Chief, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Co-Director, Endocrine Sequence for Medical Students

Jennifer Wyckoff, MD
Medical (and ACU) Director, Diabetes Clinical Program, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Diabetes Patient Education Programs, Michigan Medicine

Tobias Else, MD
Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

Andrew Kraftson, MD
Assistant Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program
Director, Body Weight Navigation Program

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD
Section Chief, Ann Arbor VA Hospital
Principal Investigator, T32 Endocrinology Training Grant, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes

Charles Burant, MD, PhD
Director, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute 
Director, Michigan Metabolomics Core

Roma Gianchandani, MBBS
Director, Hospital Intensive Insulin Program (HIIP)
Associate Vice Chair, Quality and Innovation, Department of Internal Medicine

Gary Hammer, MD, PhD
Director, Endocrine Oncology Program

Megan Haymart, MD
Director of Thyroid Cancer Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Endocrine Oncology Health Outcomes Research Core

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

Crystal Holmes, DPM, CWSP
Director of Podiatry
Co-Investigator, Diabetic Foot Consortium

Craig Jaffe, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Ann Arbor VA Hospital

Michael Munson, DPM
Director, Podiatry Fellowship Training Program

Martin Myers, Jr., MD, PhD
Executive Director, Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute
Director, Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC)

Elif Oral, MD
Director, Post-Bariatric Endocrinology Clinic
Director, Atypical Diabetes Clinic

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Principal Investigator, Diabetic Foot Consortium

Amy Rothberg, MD
Director, Michigan Medical Weight Management Program

Scott Soleimanpour, MD
Associate Director for Type 1 Diabetes Basic Research, Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute

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