Leonard J. Deftos MD, JD, LLM

Leonard J. Deftos MD, JD, LLM

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
UC San Diego and CWSL Masters Degree in Health Law Program

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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.