by Michael Lazarus, MD

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of conditions that affect the endocrine glands of the human body. These conditions include the very common diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders, disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, disorders of the adrenal glands, bone density disorders related to parathyroid dysfunction, and reproductive disorders related to endocrine function.

For optimal understanding, the student needs to be familiar with the entirety of endocrine physiology, including the regulatory mechanism of hormones.

Endocrine pathologies have a very distinctive presentation, as the abundance or absence of endocrine secretions has immediate and recognizable effects on the physiology and, ultimately, the clinical presentation of the individual.

The general physician should have clarity on the typical presentation of common endocrine abnormalities and the accompanying clinical manifestations. Furthermore, owing to the intricate nature of the management of these conditions, the clinician must be able to redirect care to the appropriate subspecialist to ensure the best outcomes.

Course Details

  • Videos 85
  • Duration 4:56 h
  • Quiz questions 190
  • Concept Pages 68


Your Educators of course Endocrinology

 Michael Lazarus, MD

Michael Lazarus, MD

Dr. Michael Lazarus is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
He obtained his MD from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Health Sciences, South Africa, and trained at the Washington University School of Medicine. In 2003, he joined the faculty at UCLA and currently serves as the Medical Director of the UCLA Hospitalist Section.
He has won various teaching awards, such as the Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award, and was featured in the Los Angeles Magazine's Top Doctors Guide in 2021.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lazarus teaches courses on Endocrinology.

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By Natalia G. on 05. April 2024 for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Subclinical Hypothyroidism

me gusto la explicacion y la sintesis que le dio del Dr. Michael. Ademas da buenos puntos y recomendaciones para la practica clinica.

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By Bridget N. on 28. January 2024 for Osteomalacia with Case

Great content. Super easy to follow, to the point and reminds me of lab values/ rationales.

Thank you!!
By Sofiia P. on 23. August 2023 for Diabetes Mellitus

For me as for international medical graduate student, it's extremely helpful. Course has included all necessary information and tests' explanations help to catch specific of STEP2.

By Manuel Y. on 17. April 2023 for Diabetic Case: 9-year-old Girl with Thirst, Weight Loss, and Frequent Urination

Nice, I understand the conference. Good teacher. Interesting clinic case