Expertise and rankings

  • Research expertise. The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, has a long history of internationally acclaimed research. In 1950 Edward Kendall, M.D., received the Nobel Prize for his work in identifying and synthesizing adrenocortical steroids. The division includes 10 Endocrine Clinical Service Groups, including the Pituitary-Gonad-Adrenal (PGA) Service Group.
  • Treatment experience. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience in adrenalectomies, performing nearly 175 procedures each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

Nov. 16, 2017
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