Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

UF endocrinologist Dr. Joe Chehade sees patient
Joe M. Chehade, M.D.
Joe M. Chehade, M.D. Interim Chief

The division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in the department of medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville empowers people. Our mission is to encourage patients, caregivers and the community to understand hormonal and metabolic conditions for optimal health and discover the best treatment options when confronted with illness.

Patient Care

Physicians within the division have developed programs using lifestyle modification that make weight loss and diabetes prevention achievable. Working one-on-one with patients, we stress the importance of treating high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure to lessen the risk for heart disease and stroke. Additionally, the endocrinology faculty members diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the thyroid (including thyroid cancer and thyroid biopsy), adrenal glands, pituitary gland, bones (including osteoporosis, calcium abnormalities and vitamin D deficiency), hormone replacement therapy, low testosterone and metabolic diseases.

Diagnostic and therapeutic decisions are based on the most recent data from scientific studies. The physicians have completed subspecialty training in endocrinology and are American Board of Internal Medicine certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.


We educate at many levels including University of Florida medical students, physician assistant students, medical residents in this subspecialty and in the department of medicine as well as maintain a two-year, ACGME-accredited endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship program.


Our division is dedicated to the mission of fostering discovery in science, medicine and health care. We strive to educate and train scientists for careers in research, teaching or industry. To achieve these goals the division is active in clinical and basic science research. Our lab research space is located in a state-of-the-art research facility. Areas of interest include reactive oxygen species, lipid metabolism, vitamin D action, metabolic syndrome and thyroid disease.

Contact Us

For information on the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, please contact:


Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville
653-1 West 8th Street, L14
2nd Floor, LRC
Jacksonville, FL 32209