University of California at Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.  Established as a branch of the state university in 1919, it is the second-oldest (the first being the University of California, Berkeley general-purpose campus in the University of California system and has the largest enrollment of any university in the state.
UCLA comprises of the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college) as well as undergraduate colleges Arts and Architecture, Herb Alpert School of Music, Henry Samieli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing, Theater, Film, and Television, seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students annually, and that number is steadily rising.
UCLA is ranked 25th among "America's Best Colleges 2009: National Universities" by U.S. News and World Report, in third place for best public universities in the United States, and placed 13th in the world in 2007 in ranking done by the Shanghai Jao Tong University.  UCLA also ranked 11th in the nation in terms of quality of scientific research leading towards a Nobel Prize.  UCLA School of Medicine also ranks among the top 10 schools in the country with the most faculty awards.
UCLA has more undergraduate applicants than any other university in the United States.  Out of 55,401 applicants for Fall 2008, 12,755 (22.7%) were admitted.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei and his son, C.C. Pei, has taken hospital design to a whole new level; it delivers world-class medical treatment using cutting-edge technology in a compassionate, patient-focused environment. With 520 large, sunny, private patient rooms featuring terrific views and daybeds for family members, wireless Internet access for patients and guests, multiple outdoor play areas for children and more, the new building maximizes personal attention and holistic healing. This is one of the first total replacement hospital projects to be built in accordance with the latest California seismic safety requirements as a result of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
The one million-plus square foot, 10-story structure (eight above ground) is situated on four acres at the southwest corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Drive South. The hospital encompasses the operations of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

UCLA Medical Center is rated as one of the top three hospitals in the United States and is the top hospital on the West Coast according to US News and World Report. See link. The hospital has consistently been ranked in the top twenty in 15 of the 16 medical specialties ranked by the U.S. News ranking, including Endocrinology. Ten of those specialties were ranked in the top ten. UCLA Medical Center has research centers covering nearly all major specialties of medicine as well as dentistry and optometry, and is the primary teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  The hospital's emergency department is certified as a level I trauma center for adults and pediatrics.

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension at UCLA

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension at UCLA provides consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for the full range of endocrine problems, and complete diagnostic and therapeutic capability in association with members of the divisions of general, neuro, and vascular surgery, and the departments of ophthalmology and radiology.

The faculty physicians specialize in the management of:

  • Pituitary disorders including pituitary tumors, acromegaly, and diabetes insipidus
    UCLA Pituitary Tumor and Neuroendocrine Program.
  • Thyroid disorders including Graves' disease and other forms of hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, goiter, and thyroid tumors
  • Disorders of mineral metabolism including hyperparathyroidism and other hypercalcemias, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and hypoparathyroidism
  • Adrenal disorders including Cushing's disease, Addison's disease and pheochromocytoma as well as hyperaldosteronism and other disorders of mineral metabolism
  • Endocrine pancreas conditions including Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemic conditions and insulin secreting tumors UCLA Diabetes Program.
  • Tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and endocrine pancreas.  These and other endocrine conditions requiring surgical treatment are managed by the UCLA Endocrine Surgery Program.
  • Ovarian conditions including abnormal menstrual cycles, polycystic ovary syndome, hirsutism, infertility, perimenopause, and menopausal states
  • Testicular conditions including impotence, loss of sexual interest, diminished testosterone production, hypogonadism, and infertility
  • Hyperlipidemias

Division Chief: Peter Butler, M.D.

Research & Programs

For all patient appointments and medical inquiries for the UCLA Gonda Diabetes Center, please call (310) 825-7922. For all patient appointments and medical inquiries for the Santa Monica UCLA Endocrinology Clinic, please call (310) 828-1050.

Postal Address:

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
UCLA Department of Medicine
24-130 Warren Hall
900 Veteran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7073

Telephone: (310) 794-7555

Fax: (310) 794-7654