Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (DEM)

The Clinical Care and Science of Diabetes & Endocrine Diseases


Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (DEM)

The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism (DEM) is involved in the educational and clinical care of diabetes, endocrine, and metabolic diseases. Areas of expertise include the following:

  • all aspects of diabetes and general endocrinology;
  • evaluation and treatment of pituitary disease,
  • biopsy and treatment of thyroid conditions including thyroid cancer,
  • evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis,
  • women's health issues, including diabetes in pregnancy;
  • evaluation and treatment of female and male hypogonadism,
  • initiation and management of subcutaneous insulin pump therapies,
  • pancreas transplantation,
  • evaluation and treatment of obesity in veterans (at the Omaha VAMC)

The DEM division has active clinical and basic research programs at UNMC and Omaha VA Medical Center. Division members direct activities of the Nebraska Medical Center's (NMC) Diabetes Center which provides adult and adolescent patient care, professional education and training, and basic and translational research.

Patient Appointments:

Division Chief:
Fellowship Program Director:
Associate Fellowship Director:

Mailing Address:

Division Phone:
Division Fax:

Diabetes Center (Clinic):
Phone: (402) 559-8700
Fax: (402) 559-5080

Cyrus V. Desouza, MBBS
Whitney Goldner, MD
Vijay Shivaswamy, MBBS
Grace Harada Lord, MPA

UNMC Division of Endocrinology
984130 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE 68198-4130
(402) 559-6208
(402) 559-9110

Jillian Witte and Dr. Jennifer Larsen
Research Nurse Coordinator Jillian Witte and Dr. Jennifer Larsen perform a carotid ultrasound for an NIH-funded research study.