Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism provides a complete range of state of the art services for patients with metabolic and hormonal disorders and was ranked as “High Performing” in Diabetes & Metabolism care in 2012 by US News and World Report. Our faculty and staff provide inpatient services on the campus of VCU Medical Center and at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.

Outpatient care is provided in several convenient locations including the Adult Outpatient Pavilion on our main campus, VCU at Stony Point in suburban Richmond, and in conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Nelson Clinic and the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism on Parham Road.

Teaching and research serve as the background for the care the Division provides. Our faculty participates in the teaching of medical students, residents in Internal Medicine and Fellows in Endocrinology & Metabolism. We offer a two year Endocrinology & Metabolism Fellowship which is accredited by the ACGME. The Division is active in research and clinical trials including diabetes, osteoporosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity.

About the Interim-Chair

About the Interim-Chair

About the Interim-Chair

Dr. Diane Biskobing serves as the interim chair for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.  Dr. Biskobing completed her undergraduate degree and MD at the University of Wisconsin. She then completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Texas—San Antonio. Dr. Biskobing received her endocrinology and metabolism fellowship training at Emory University and joined the endocrine division at Emory in 1994. While at Emory she was awarded a NIH Clinical Investigator Award for research on osteoclast formation and function. Dr. Biskobing joined the VCU faculty in 1998 in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism as an Assistant Professor. She is now a Professor and serves as the Associate Dean for Preclinical Medical Education in the School of Medicine.

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The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism includes faculty with interests in all areas of clinical endocrinology. Faculty members are located at VCU Medical Center and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.

Emeritus Faculty

  • Robert W. Downs, MD
  • David F. Gardner, MD
  • John E. Nestler, MD


  • Robert A. Adler, MD
  • Ranjodh Gill, MD
  • Stephanie B. Mayer, MD, MHSc
  • Lori Sweeney, MD
  • Cynthia F. Yazbeck, MD
  • Franklin J. Zieve, MD, PhD

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In addition to seeing patients with endocrine or metabolic problems, faculty members perform major clinical studies in the following areas:

  • Role of insulin in the polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Cellular mechanisms of insulin action.
  • Adipose tissue distribution and its relationship to morbidity.
  • Regulation of hepatic glucose output.
  • Endocrine causes of hirsutism and hyperandrogenism.
  • New methods of diagnosis and treatment of bone disease.
  • Adrenal androgen placement therapy in the elderly.
  • Neuroendocrine studies on patients with pituitary tumors.
  • The euthyroid sick syndrome.

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
1101 East Marshall Street
Sanger Hall, 7th Floor
Box 980111
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-2161
Fax: (804) 828-8389

Division Contacts


Diane Biskobing
Division Interim-Chair
1101 East Marshall Street
Sanger Hall, 7th Floor
Box 980111
Richmond, VA 23298-0111
Email: diane.biskobing@vcuhealth.org


Zee Dabney
Division Administrator
1101 East Marshall Street
Sanger Hall, 1st Floor
Box 980102
Phone: (804) 628-9613
Email: zenobia.dabney@vcuhealth.org

Clinic Locations/Contact Information

Adult Outpatient Pavilion
1001 E. Leigh Street, 14th Floor 
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 828-2161
Fax: (804) 807-7953

Mayland Medical Center
3470 Mayland Court 
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 527-4540
Fax: (804) 527-4487

Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Pembrooke Office Park
2305 N. Parham Road, Suite 1
Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: (804) 828-2467
Fax: (804) 527-4728

Stony Point 9000
9000 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 560-8920
Fax: (804) 560-8992

Stony Point 9109
9109 Stony Point Drive 
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 827-0045
Fax: (804) 327-8035

Waterside Commons 
2035 Waterside Road, Suite 100 
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: (804) 957-6287
Fax: (804) 957-9724

Hunter Holmes McGuire Hospital 
Richmond VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Blvd. 
Richmond, VA 23249 
Phone: (804) 675-4524
Fax: (804) 675-5453