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Endocrinology and Metabolism

Internal Medicine_Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Department of Endocrine and Metabolism treats metabolic abnormalities and diseases related to endocrine hormones. The main areas of treatment are diabetes, thyroid disease, pituitary gland disease, adrenal disease, parathyroid and bone metabolic diseases, gonadotrophic abnormalities, lipid metabolic abnormalities, obesity, and various nutritional disorders. In addition, we offer a diabetes class, nutrition counseling, and run a diabetes/metabolic ward, which is a special ward dedicated to the treatment of diabetics.

We also operate a diabetes clinic, a thyroid clinic, and a pituitary gland center within the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism. In addition, we manage a specialized and convenient endocrine laboratory that can perform one-stop tests related to endocrine diseases such as diabetes complication tests, various hormonal stimulation/suppression tests, and thyroid ultrasound and fine needle tests.


The beginnings of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Seoul National University Hospital were when the Department of Endocrinology was established in 1978, and a special ward in the Department of Endocrinology was installed within the Department of Internal Medicine. In February 2006, the Diabetes, Thyroid, and Endocrine Center was established. The Thyroid Center became independent in December 2011, and the Pituitary Center was opened in January 2015.


Our mission is to contribute to the development of human resources, advancements in academics, and the promotion of human health through world-class education, research, and treatment in the field of endocrine metabolism. All of our medical staff are dedicated to this goal.

The Department of Endocrine and Metabolism is divided into fields of diabetes, thyroid gland, endocrine, and bone metabolic diseases, and the 10 professors and clinical instructors in each specialized position provide medical treatment. Also, efforts are made to improve the treatment process and satisfaction of patients through quarterly meetings.


Primary Target Diseases and Research

Diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, obesity, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, pituitary gland disease, adrenal disease

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