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Faculty of the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Leonard J. Deftos M.D., J.D., L.L.M.
Professor of Medicine in Residence (UCSD)
Adjunct Professor of Law, California Western School of Law
Head, Endocrine Research Laboratories, VA Medical Center
Founder and Co-Director, UCSD and CWSL Masters Degree in Health Law program

Keywords: disorders of calcium and skeletal metabolism, parathyroid hormone, health law

Research Interests

Specific research interest in calcium and skeletal metabolism include: molecular, cellular, and clinical biology of the calcium-regulating hormones (calcitonin, PTH, PTH-related protein); regulation of neuroendocrine gene expression, including the chromogranins; endocrine and neuroendocrine cancer, including prostate and breast; hypercalcemia and malignancy; osteoporosis; bone metastases; and bone cell and matrix proteins. In Law, Scientific Evidence and Health Law.

Publications

PubMed

email

ljdeftos@ucsd.edu

Health Law

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