Faculty Profile

Meltem Zeytinoglu
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director, Adult Endocrine Fellowship Program

Academic Interests

Dr. Zeytinoglu’s clinical practice and teaching emphasizes management and prevention of endocrine disorders, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and obesity, in older adults. Individuals’ risk of acquiring these conditions rises substantially with aging, and older adults represent the largest demographic with these diseases. Unlike many younger adults, as individuals age and acquire different medical conditions, their health status often begins to look very different from that of their age-matched peers. Despite this, there is limited evidence to guide health-care providers and patients in how to optimize care for metabolic diseases in older patients with heterogeneous health conditions – a group which has frequently been excluded from randomized clinical trials. Dr. Zeytinoglu’s research interests are focused on helping to improve this gap. Dr. Zeytinoglu also has a particular interest in health policy and in improving health-care delivery systems and coordination of care between providers

Clinical Interests

Geriatric endocrinology - endocrine disorders, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and obesity in older adults. Metabolic bone disorders, bone diseases in oncology patients, premenopausal osteoporosis, osteoporosis and diabetes. General Endocrinology


  • Zeytinoglu, M. Talking it out: Helping our patients live better while dying. Ann Intern Med. 2011; 154:830-832.
  • Zeytinoglu M and Huang E. Diabetes and aging: a burgeoning epidemic in the United States. Health Systems & Reform. 2015. 1(2):128-141, DOI: 10.1080/23288604.2015.1037042.
  • Zeytinoglu M and Huang E. Diabetes: a primary health care approach. In: Prevention of cardiovascular diseases: From current evidence to clinical practice. Eds. Jadelson, Adrade P, Pinto, FJ, and Arnett DK. Springer, 2015.
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  • MD, 2008, Indiana University, Medicine
  • Internship, 2010, The University of Chicago (North Shore), Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 2011, Johns Hopkins, Preventive Medicine
  • Residency, 2013, The University of Chicago (North Shore), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2015, The University of Chicago, Endocrinology