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Research Interests

Dr. Wenyu Huang is currently an Assistant Professor at the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, co-director of the Comprehensive Metabolic Core and Core Lab Director of the Clinical Research Unit at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Huang received his MD degree from Beijing Medical University and his PhD degree in neuroendocrinology at Northwestern University. After completing his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, Dr. Huang has stayed on faculty at this prestigious academic medical center. With profound knowledge in both basic and clinical medicine, Dr. Huang has extensive expertise in clinical endocrinology, especially in the area of pituitary and adrenal disorders. His clinical research interest is in developing new and novel treatments for complex diseases including acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, etc. As the co-director of the Comprehensive Metabolic Core and Core Lab Director of the Clinical Research Unit at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Huang has dedicated and supervised tremendous effort in expanding the metabolic research at Northwestern University. Dr. Huang is also a member of the American Diabetes Association, Pituitary Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist. Dr. Huang has published extensively in top-tier journals, including JAMA and Journal of Clinical Investigation.

My main clinical interests are pituitary diseases, adrenal disorders, diabetes and male hypogonadism.

My main research focuses on understanding how the brain, especially the hypothalamus, integrates regulation of circadian rhythms and energy and glucose metabolism. Additionally, I am interested in clinical investigation of novel treatment for pituitary and adrenal disorders.

Certifications and Licenses

and Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Training Experience

2001Residency, Beijing Tiantan Hospital
2010Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
2012Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

… → 2007

MD, Beijing Medical University

… → 1998


  • Adrenal / Parathyroid Pituitary / Thyroid-Glandular Cancers
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Circadian Rhythms
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolism

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Grants 2002 2007

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Adenosine Triphosphate
KATP Channels
Social Adjustment

Research Output 2008 2019

  • 452 Citations
  • 9 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Transcriptional Basis for Rhythmic Control of Hunger and Metabolism within the AgRP Neuron

Cedernaes, J., Huang, W., Ramsey, K. M., Waldeck, N., Cheng, L., Marcheva, B., Omura, C., Kobayashi, Y., Bien, C., Levine, D. C., Dhir, R., Awatramani, R., Bradfield, C. A., Wang, X. A., Takahashi, J. S., Mokadem, M., Ahima, R. S. & Bass, J., May 7 2019, In : Cell Metabolism. 29, 5, p. 1078-1091.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Metabolism
1 Citation (Scopus)

A prospective cohort study of early-pregnancy risk factors for gestational diabetes in polycystic ovarian syndrome

Li, G., Huang, W., Zhang, L., Tian, Z., Zheng, W., Wang, T., Zhang, T. & Zhang, W., Jul 1 2018, In : Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. 34, 5, e3003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Diabetes
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Cohort Studies
Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin
Prospective Studies
3 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in Serum Lipid Levels During Pregnancy and Association With Neonatal Outcomes: A Large Cohort Study

Zheng, W., Huang, W., Zhang, L., Tian, Z., Wang, T., Zhang, T., Zhang, Z., Zhang, W. & Li, G., Sep 1 2018, In : Reproductive Sciences. 25, 9, p. 1406-1412 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cohort Studies
Third Pregnancy Trimester
First Pregnancy Trimester
6 Citations (Scopus)

Management of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFAs): observation

Huang, W. & Molitch, M. E., Apr 1 2018, In : Pituitary. 21, 2, p. 162-167 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pituitary Neoplasms
Visual Fields
2 Citations (Scopus)

Enlarged thymus in a patient with dyspnea and weight loss

Huang, W. & Molitch, M. E., Jan 1 2015, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 313, 21, p. 2174-2175 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thymus Hyperplasia
X Ray Computed Tomography
Graves Disease
Positron-Emission Tomography