David H. Sarne, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

David H. Sarne, MD

Clinical Associate of Medicine

David H. Sarne, MD, is an endocrinologist. He provides care for patients with thyroid disorders, including Graves' disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and confusing thyroid tests and pituitary diseases.

Dr. Sarne has been the primary investigator on long-term studies examining the effect of thyroid hormone on thyroid disorders and bone. He has also studied thyroid abnormalities and infertility, and the transport of thyroid hormone into cells. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Sarne has made significant contributions to medical literature, sitting on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and serving as a reviewer for notable scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Sarne has published more than 80 original articles and abstracts.

Dr. Sarne is actively involved in the American Thyroid Association, serving in several elected positions, such as a member of the executive board, treasurer and chairman of the finance and audit committee. Since 2006, he has been consistently named to the list of "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Federation for Medical Research
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Endocrine Society
  • Chicago Endocrine Club
  • American Medical Association

Practicing Since

  • 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School


  • University of California San Francisco Health


  • University of Chicago Medicine

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