Robert V. Considine, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Robert V. Considine joined the Division of Endocrinology at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) as an Assistant Professor in 1997, and was promoted to Professor in 2013. Prior to his appointment at IUSM, he was on the faculty of the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he had completed his doctoral training. Dr. Considine’s research is focused on understanding the contribution of obesity to the development of diabetes and its complications. In early work his lab made seminal observations about the function of the adipose tissue hormone leptin in humans. More recently the Considine lab has focused on effects of bariatric surgery to alter gut hormone release and improve glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity. In collaboration with David Kareken, PhD at IUSM, Dr. Considine is also utilizing neuroimaging techniques to understand the reward system response to food cues in human subjects. Dr. Considine is currently the Associate Director of the IUSM NIH funded Diabetes Center and oversees the Analyte Laboratory, which provides quantitation of adipokines, cytokines, gut peptides and hormones from human and animal samples. He is also the Statewide Director for Endocrine and Reproductive Biology, a second year course in the medical school curriculum.
Medical Sciences Bldg, Rm MS224B 635 Barnhill Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111
Titles & Appointments
- Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Adipose tissue biology, type 2 diabetes, gut hormones, ingestive behavior