Faculty Research

The division has a long history of basic and clinical investigation. Our current faculty research interests include neuro-endocrinology, stem cell biology, immunotherapeutics in autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, skeletal health, pharmacogenomics, and the use of technology in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Please refer to our Faculty page and  UCSF profiles for further information about our faculty members’ research interests.

Research Experiences for Fellows and Trainees

The nature of our training program allows our fellows have the time and flexibility to explore scholarly interests outside of their clinical training, which is central to the fellowship experience at UCSF.  Trainees can pursue formal training, develop skills, and conduct independent projects in the clinical and/or basic research sciences, quality and systems improvement, and/or education (see Scholarly Activity on the Program Description page).

In addition to the Pediatric Endocrinology faculty, the following faculty have mentored pediatric endocrine fellows in past years:

Clinical Research Opportunities for Patients and Families

Thank you to our patients and families interested in participating in clinical research studies!  The following are research opportunities currently recruiting participants.  Please reach out to the study contact if you have questions and/or are interested in participating.

Study title


UCSF Principal Investigator


TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study

Age 2.5 to 45 years with relatives with T1D

Stephen Gitelman, MD

[email protected]

Postprandial glucose control using an extended bolus for high-fat high protein meals in a closed loop system in patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Age 13 to 18 years with T1D using Control-IQ

Laya Ekhlaspour, MD

[email protected]

A Randomized Comparative Study Between Liquid (Tirosint®-SOL) and Tablet Formulations of Levothyroxine in Neonates and Infants with Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)

Age 0 to 9 months with congenital hypothyroidism

Maya Lodish, MD

[email protected]