Faculty

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Faculty of the Division of Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism serve to diagnose and treat endocrine diseases, conduct basic and clinical research on hormone-related diseases, and train future endocrinologists.

To learn more about our faculty, follow the links below to access their Georgetown University faculty profiles. If a particular faculty member doesn't have a link, their profile is currently under development and will be available shortly.

The Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism includes faculty from:

 

 

Department of Medicine Faculty

Joseph G. Verbalis, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

232 Building D, Georgetown University
4000 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-687-2818; Fax: 202-687-2040

Medical Degree:  University of Pittsburgh, 1975
Internship:  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1976
Residency:  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1978
Fellowship:  University of Pittsburgh, 1980
Certifications:  Internal Medicine, 1979; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1981
Special Interests:  Pituitary diseases, disorders of water metabolism (DI, SIADH), adrenal disorders


Julia Barsony, MD, PhD
Professor

232 Building D, Georgetown University
4000 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-697-5987

Medical Degree: Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary, 1972
Internship: Semmelweis University, 1972
Residency: St. Istvan Hospital, Budapest, Hungary, Internal Medicine, 1977
Ph.D: Semmelweis University / Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1985
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, 2002
Certifications: Clinical Bone Densitometry, 2005; Internal Medicine, 2006; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2007
Special Interests: Osteoporosis, metabolic bone diseases, vitamin D and calcium metabolism

 


Carolyn Ecelbarger, PhD
Associate  Professor

Building D, Rm 392
Georgetown University
4000 Reservoir Rd. NW,
Washington, DC 20007
202-687-0653

Medical Degree: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Nutritional Sciences, 1992
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, 1992-1998
Special Interests: Renal physiology, sex differences, insulin, blood pressure control


Natasa Janici-Kahric, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Building D, Rm 392
Georgetown University
4000 Reservoir Rd. NW,
Washington, DC 20007
202-687-8348

Medical Degree: University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 1991
Ph.D: McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1998
Internship: University of Massachusetts, Metro West Medical, Framingham, 1998
Residency: University of Massachusetts, Metro West Medical, Framingham, 2001
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, 2003
Certifications: Internal Medicine 2001; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2003
Special Interests: Thyroid hormones in pregnancy, pituitary diseases, disorders of calcium metabolism 


Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD, M.P.H
Associate Professor

232 Building D, Georgetown University
4000 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-687-2818

Medical Degree: Georgetown University, 1993
Ph.D: University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1983
Internship: Georgetown University, 1994
Residency: Georgetown University, 1996
Fellowship: Georgetown University, 1998
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 1996; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1998
Special Interests: Thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders 


Georgetown Affiliated Hospitals

Kenneth D. Burman, MD
Director, Endocrine Section, Washington Hospital Center
Professor of Medicine and Director, Georgetown University Hospital/ Washington Hospital Center Endocrinology Fellowship Program
Deputy Editor, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Past President American Thyroid Association

110 Irving Street, NW, Room 2A-72
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-6563; Fax: 202-877-6588

Medical Degree: University of Missouri, 1970
Internship: Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1971
Residency: Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1972
Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center/ Endocrinology, 1974
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 1973; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1975; American Board of Nutrition, certified as a specialist in Clinical Nutrition, 1984
Special Interests: Thyroid disease and physiology, autoimmune, thyroid disease and thyroid cancer


Barbara V. Howard, PhD
Senior Scientist, MedStar Health Research Institute, and Professor, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital

6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 700
Hyattsville, MD 20782
301-560-7302

Special Interests: Coronary vascular disease and risk factors in diabetes, nutrition and coronary vascular disease


Priya Kundra, MD
Staff, Endocrine Section
Washington Hospital Center
Section of Endocrinology, Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW
Washington DC, 20010
202-877-6563

Medical Degree: Medical College of Virginia, 2002
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, 2005
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital/ Washington Hospital Center, 2007
Certifications: Internal Medicine 2005, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2007, Densitometry and Thyroid Ultrasound/FNA, 2007
Special Interests: Thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, diabetes mellitus, adrenal disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome


Michelle Fischmann Magee, MBBCh
Director, MedStar Diabetes Institute and MedStar Clinical Research Center

Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-2383; Fax; 202-877-6775

Medical Degree: MBBCh, BAO, LRCPSI, MD, 1982
Internship: George Washington University, 1983
Residency: George Washington University, 1985
Fellowship: George Washington University, 1987
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 1985
Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1987
Special Interests: Diabetes, including diabetes education; diabetes and coronary vascular disease; diabetes in minority and underserved populations


Barbara Asieduwaa Mensah Onumah, MD
Barbara Frempong, MD (Maiden Name)
Staff, Endocrine Section, Washington Hospital Center

Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Sreet NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-6563; Fax: 202-877-6588

Medical Degree: Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Piscataway, NJ, 2001
Internship: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 2002
Residency: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 2004
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health Endocrinology fellowship, 2008
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 2004
Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2007
Special Interests: Diabetes, pituitary diseases


Robert E. Ratner, MD
Vice-president, Scientific Affairs

6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 700
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1977
Internship: Baylor Affiliated Hospital, 1978
Residency: Houston, Texas, 1980
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School/ Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, 1982
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 1980; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1983
National Certification for Diabetes Educators, 1991
Special Interests: Diabetes in pregnancy, diabetes therapeutics, diabetes complications, pancreas transplantation, Islet neogenesis


Meeta Sharma, MD
Assistant Director, Section of Endocrinology
Director Diabetes Team, MedStar Diabetes Institute

Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving street NW, Room 2A-46A
Washington, DC 20007
202-877-6563; Fax: 202-877-6588

Medical Degree: Lady Hardinge Medical College, 1986
Internship: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington DC, 1989
Residency: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington DC, 1989
Fellowship: George Washington University Hospital, 1991
Certifications: Internal Medcine, 1993
Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1995
Special Interests: Diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, amenorrhea and hisutism


Shannon D. Sullivan, MD, PhD
Staff, Endocrine Section, Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-6563; Fax 202-877-6588

Medical Degree: University of Virginia, 2005
Internship: Georgetown University Hospital, 2006
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, 2008
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 2008; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2010
Special Interests: Reproductive endocrinology (polycystic ovary syndrome, primary ovarian insufficiency, ovarian failure), male and female hypogonadism, diabetes and thyroid disorders in pregnancy


Leonard Wartofsky, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Washington Hospital Center
Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital

Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street NW, Room 2A-62
Washington, DC 20007
202-877-3109; Fax: 202-877-6292

Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine, 1964
Internship: Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1965
Residency: Barnes Hospital and Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1967
Fellowship: Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Harvard Medical Unit, Boston City Hospital, 1967-1969
Certifications: Internal Medicine(written) 1968, (Oral) 1971, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1972
Special Interests: Thyroid physiology, thyroid function in the intensive care unit setting, autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, use of recombinant TSH in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer


Jason A. Wexler, MD
Staff, Endocrine Section, Washington Hospital Center

Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving street NW, Room 2A-38
Washington, DC 20007
202-877-6563; Fax 202-877-6292

Medical Degree: Suny Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1995
Internship: University of Michigan Hospitals, 1996
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, 1998
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell University Medical Center, 2000
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 1998; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2000; Densitometry, 2005
Special Interests: Thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, parathyroid disorder