Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism was established within the MSU CHM Department of Medicine in 1971; Dr David Rovner serving as the Chief for Endocrinology. In the Division, our mission is to educate, train and inspire learners, advance knowledge, and provides high quality, compassionate, cost conscious care to patients and their families. The clinicians in the Endocrinology Clinic of Medicine Subspecialties treat adults with endocrine, diabetes and metabolism disorders.

The Division offers a two year fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism which is fully accredited by ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). The fellowship is a partnership between Michigan State University and E.W. Sparrow Hospital. Fellows receive instruction from MSU based faculty and clinical faculty in our community. The Division also provides teaching in the area of endocrinology and metabolism to medical students, residents, and allied health professionals. Faculty members teach in lecture format, small group learning sessions, and in one-on-one teaching sessions. Medical students may take Endocrinology as an elective rotation. During this rotation, they spend four weeks with the faculty members in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Drs. Aldasouqi and Gossain

Faculty and Staff:

Saleh Aldasouqi MD, FACE, ECNU, received his MBBS (MD) degree from Jordan University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Hurley Medical Center (Co-Chief Resident) in Flint, MI (MSU), followed by Endocrinology fellowship (Chief Fellow) at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. more...

Ved Gossain, MD, FRCP (c), MACP, FACE is the emeritus (active) Swartz Professor of Medicine and former Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, at Michigan State University (MSU). He continues to teach, serving his patients and carrying out research. He served as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology from 1996-2015. more...

Ahmad M. Abu Limon, MD, received his MBBS (MD) degree from Al-Quds University, in Jerusalem in 2012. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Meharry Medical College in 2018, followed by Endocrinology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health science center in 2021. more...

Christina Donley, MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM completed an Associate Degree in Nursing from Muskegon Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Ferris State University and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Michigan State University. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2001 and has experience in obstetrics/ gynecology, rural family health, and endocrinology. She has certification in Advanced Diabetes Management and as a Nurse Educator. She has completed a post-masters specialty certificate in endocrinology at Duke University.

The Division conducts clinical research and participates in basic research in collaboration with basic science faculty. An example is the Global Hypopituitary Control and Complications Study (HypoCCS) which is part of an international collaboration project to evaluate the effects of growth hormone replacement in growth hormone deficient adults. Other studies include an evaluation of a Shared Decision Making model to improve the care of diabetes and a study to evaluate the utility of MRI in the early detection of diabetic microangiopathy. A recently funded study investigated the prevalence of diabetes/cardiovascular risk factors and the effectiveness of risk factor modification among UAW-GM employees. Other important projects deal with the use of glycosylated hemoglobin in gestational diabetes, the effectiveness of insulin pumps in community settings, fatty acid profiles in diabetics, and the natural history of subclinical hyperthyroidism with and without treatment. The outcome of the studies outlined above will advance knowledge, and depending on the results, may result in improved treatment of patients affected by the endocrine disorders.

Clinic Contact Information:
Phone: (517) 353-4830
Fax: (517) 355-2134
4650 South Hagadorn Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823

Academic Contact Information:
Division Assistant, Kimberly Wright
Phone: (517) 432-5432