Division Spotlights

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As part of our 75th Anniversary, we plan to spotlight each of our divisions over the course of the year, in the order they were established.

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1948: Endocrinology 

In 1948, Dr. Robert H. Williams, a nationally prominent endocrinologist, was appointed to chair the newly established Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

He founded the Division of Endocrinology - the department's first subspecialty division - the same year and headed the division and was chair of the Department of Medicine from 1948-1963. He continued as division head until 1975.

In 1978, the division name was changed from Endocrinology to its present name, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.