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Janice Hwang, MD, MHS, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member with academic interests in the intersection of metabolism and neuroscience.

Associate Professor, Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Biology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research

Area of Interest

I chose to become a doctor because I find it incredibly rewarding to be able to be a partner with patients to work together to find the best treatments for their disease. I also love science and there is great beauty in understanding how the human body works. Being able to translate this love of science into a career that can help others is incredibly fulfilling. My philosophy of care is that the partnership formed between a patient and his or her doctor is the fulcrum upon which everything in medicine revolves around. I believe that the highest quality care comes with engaging patients to become active partners in managing their disease.

My areas of special interest include endocrinology, diabetes management, cell metabolism and cancer cell metabolism, glucose and fructose metabolism.

Find publications on PubMed

Awards and Honors

  • Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Scholars Award
  • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Young Investigator Award
  • Metabolism Journal Young Investigator Award
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