Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism - Home


Director:   David Bleich, MD

The Division consists of full-time faculty located at NJMS- University Hospital complemented by full-time and part-time faculty at the VA Health system in East Orange and Lyons, NJ. Our activities extend to the Endocrine Group at Hackensack University Hospital and to collaboration with the scientists at Hackensack Research Center. Other integrations exist with the Reproductive Endocrinology Group in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatric Endocrinology and the Neurological Services at UMDNJ. This network of collaborations and exchanges provide a rich, full-spectrum experience for fellows, medical residents and senior medical students.






  • Endocrinology provides a major teaching segment in Pathophysiology of Disease to second year medical students, as part of the Introduction to Clinical Science Course (ICS).
  • We offer elective rotations in "Clinical Endocrinology" for junior and senior medical students.



  • We offer elective rotations in "Clinical Endocrinology" for Internal Medicine residents at R1, R2, and R3 years.
  • We offer "Adult Endocrinology" experience for fellows in Pediatric/Endocrinology and Reproductive/Endocrinology.


Endocrinology Fellowship Program

We offer a 2-year ACGME accredited Endocrinology Fellowship Program leading to ABIM Subspecialty Boards in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.



Patient Care:

Since modern-day Endocrinology is largely outpatient based, we have developed excellent weekly teaching clinics at our major teaching sites:

  • Endocrinology Clinic University Hospital
  • Endocrine Clinic VA East Orange
  • Diabetes Clinic University Hospital
  • Diabetes Clinic VA East Orange
  • Metabolic Bone Clinic Lyons VA
  • Obesity Control Clinic University Hospital

These clinics provide top-notch care to our large, indigent population while providing clinical experience to the Endocrine trainee, all under attending supervision.

  • Private patient consultations are provided on a limited basis by our full-time and part-time faculty in Endocrinology in a private practice setting at the Doctors Office Center (DOC).




  1. Regulation of Apoptosis in Pancreatic B-Cells.
  2. Role of Metalloproteins Inhibitors in Models of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus in the Latino Community
  • ON-TARGET Multicenter Trial, Study of ACE vs ARB in Hypertension of Diabetes
  • Management of Obesity in the Inner-city
  • Insulin Sensitizers in HIV Patients on Protease Inhibitors
  • VA Cooperative Study - Glycemic Control and Complications of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis in men
  • Estrogen Pathways in Women with Breast Cancer (Hackensack Medical Center)
  • Estrogen Metabolism in Men with Osteoporosis



Community Service:

  • Participant in FOCUS, Latino Health Center, Newark, NJ
  • SPORES Reviews Panel in Breast Cancer NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • US Army Research Initiative Review Panel in Breast Cancer, Endocrinology 2, Washington, D.C.
  • VA Steering Committee for Diabetes Outcomes






Division of Endocrinology

Department of Medicine

UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School

185 South Orange Avenue | Medical Science Building I-590

Newark, New Jersey 07103

Ph. 973-972-6170  |  Fax 973-972-5185