Professor Richard J. Auchus, MD, PhD

Dr. Auchus is the James A. Shayman and Andrea S. Kevrick Professor of Translational Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He also serves as Chief of the Endocrinology Section at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Auchus and his group are active in research projects ranging from basic chemical principles of steroid biosynthetic enzymes and steroid mass spectrometry to clinical trials and translational investigation in disorders of the pituitary, adrenal, ovaries, and testes that cause hypertension, infertility, and obesity. His clinical interests also focus on pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive diseases that involve disorders of steroid production, and he is particularly interested in the care of adults with genetic disorders of steroid biosynthesis and action. He has authored over 300 journal articles and 30 book chapters, and he has lectured in a wide range of national and international conferences.