Richard J. Auchus, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes & Director of the Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism Fellowship Program; University of Michigan

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Dr. Auchus is Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes at the University of Michigan and Director of the Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism Fellowship Program at Michigan.  He received his S.B. in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Washington University. He completed training in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Wilford Hall USAF Hospital and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He did postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco prior to joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in Dallas.  He served as Acting Chief of the Divisions of Endocrinology and Translational Research at UT Southwestern before his relocation to Michigan in 2011.

Dr. Auchus and his group are active in research projects ranging from basic chemical principles of steroid biosynthetic enzymes and steroid mass spectrometry to clinical and translational investigation in disorders of the pituitary, adrenal, ovaries, and testes that cause hypertension, infertility, and obesity. His clinical interests also focus on pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive diseases that involve disorders of steroid production, and he is particularly interested in the care of adults with genetic disorders of steroid biosynthesis and action. He has authored over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and he has presented at a diverse range of national and international conferences.