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 


Rachna M. Goyal, MD.
Assistant Professor

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

Medical Degree: Albany Medical College, 2009
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center, 201



Dr. Laura Cowen.
Assistant Professor

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

Medical Degree: Tufts University School of Medicine, 2008
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 2011
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center, 2013

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



Priya Kundra, MD
Staff, Endocrine SectionPriya
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


RatnerRobert 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


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

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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

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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


Susmeeta Tewari Sharma, MD
Staff, Endocrine Section, Washington Hospital Center

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Washington Hospital Center
106 Irving street NW, Suite 3800
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-6563; Fax 202-877-6292

Medical Degree: Jawaharial Nehru Medical College, 2002
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical Center, 2005
Residency: Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, 2009
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, 2015
Certifications: Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Special Interests: Addison Disease, Adrenal Adenoma, Adrenal Atrophy, Adrenal Disorders, Adrenal Glands


Geanina Roman-Popveniuc, MD
Staff, Endocrine Section, Washington Hospital Center

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Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving street NW, Room 1A-50
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-2835; Fax 202-877-8288

Medical Degree: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 2006
Internship: Medstar Washington Hospital Center, 2011
Residency: Medstar Washington Hospital Center, 2011
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2013
Certifications: Internal Medicine
Special Interests: Adrenal Disorders, Androgen Excess, Calcium Metabolism, Cholestorol Disorders, Cushing's Disease


John Jairo Reyes-Castano, MD
Staff, Endocrine Section, Washington Hospital Center

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18101 Prince Phillip Drive
Olney, MD 20832
301-774-8950; Fax 301-774-8963

Medical Degree: Universidad Del Cauca, 2001
Internship: University of Valle, 2004.  MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 2012
Residency: Universidad Del Valle Hospital Universitario, 2004. MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 2012
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2013
Certifications: Internal Medicine
Special Interests: Adrenal Adenoma, Adrenal Disorders, Adrenal Glands, Calcium Metabolism, Cholesterol Disorders