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Richard Joseph Auchus MD



Biography: Dr. Richard Auchus is a professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) and director of the MEND Fellowship Program. He received his medical degree and Ph.D. in pharmacology from Washington University in St. Louis. Then Dr. Auchus completed a residency at the University of Iowa and an endocrinology fellowship at UTHSC-San Antonio/Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Auchus came to UMHS from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas, where he was a Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology.

Dr. Auchus is a steroid biologist with expertise both in basic science and clinical/translational science. His work has included translational research into: molecular and genetic mechanisms of human hypertension, improved diagnostic studies and management in primary aldosteronism and Cushing syndromes, modifier genes in 21-hydroxylase deficiency, cardiovascular disease in polycystic ovary syndrome, and the endocrinology of traumatic brain injury.


Medical School or Training
  • Washington University School of Medicine, 1988
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine, IA, 1991
  • Endocrinology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, 1993
Professional Organizations
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
Board Certification
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism


Steroid biosynthesis, enzymology protein engineering, and endocrine tumors