Department of Medicine
In the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Robert Sargis is currently studying the effects of synthetic chemicals released into the environment on the development of obesity and diabetes. Research regarding the effects of these endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on reproduction and the thyroid is quite popular and recent. Less is known about their effects on metabolism. His research is devoted to studying the molecular mechanisms by which environmental pollution affects fat cell function in order to understand how such chemicals may be contributing to the obesity and diabetes epidemics.
Sargis’s special honors and awards include the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award as an intern at the University of Chicago and membership in the first class of the Physician Scientist Development Program.
Sargis has an MD (2005) and a PhD (2003) from Rush University. He graduated with a BA from Carleton College in 1997.
Sargis joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.