It is my privilege to serve as Chief for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension. While our medical specialty is not new, our section was redeveloped in 2007. We are continuing to grow our discipline and expand our partnerships and collaborations as the fields of medicine become increasingly intertwined.

We hope this website will assist you in learning more about the services we offer in caring for your health, teaching and training future endocrinologists, and researching potential causes and cures for diabetes and its complications.

As endocrinologists and researchers, we face growing challenges in understanding the complexities and origins of disease, working toward its prevention, early identification, and treatment.

We welcome your inquiries, and look forward to working with you.

Lawrence J. Mandarino, PhD
Division Chief

Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology

The physicians and medical professionals in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension are specially trained in the medical science, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system and its related conditions.
The most common concern we treat is DIABETES and all its complications. These include heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy (vision) and limb pain that are associated with this malfunction in the body’s glucose or blood sugar levels.
Other endocrine conditions which are handled by our team in conjunction with other specialists include:
- Thyroid disorders
- Lipid disorders
- Endocrine surgery, tumors
- Metabolic bone disease
- Adrenal and Pituitary disorders
- Pregnancy-induced diabetes
- Male and Female hormonal disorders
- Hospital consultations
- Parathyroid conditions
In addition to our clinical responsibilities, we train future endocrinologists and are engaged in biomedical research.

DPEC Calendar of Workshops, etc.

Diabetes Prevention & Education Center

Click here to see the latest schedule (English/EspaƱol) of workshops, cooking demonstrations, wellness sessions, etc., available free, at the Diabetes Prevention and Education Center in the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road | (520) 874-6477 | uahealth.com/diabetescenter.

Also see: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care – If you are interested in attending this session, please email Rosi at tucsondiabetes@bannerhealth.com to add your name to the list.  We will contact you with updates.