Theodore Kotchen, MD

Theodore Kotchen, MD

Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine

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Dr. Kotchen is a graduate of Harvard College and Western Reserve Medical School. He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina and Western Reserve, and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at Yale University. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and in the subspecialty of Endocrinology/Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His clinical interests in adult endocrinology include endocrine causes of hypertension, and disorders of the adrenal, pituitary, thyroid, and parathyroid glands. His research interests focus primarily on hypertension, and he is author or co-author of over 200 peer reviewed publications. Most deal with mechanisms of blood pressure control, hypertension treatment strategies, and genes of hypertension.

Care Emphasis

  • Hypertension
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolism
  • Adrenal Disease
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Parathyroid Disease

Joined Medical College of Wisconsin

  • 1992


  • Doctor of Medicine - Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH (1964)
  • Internship - North Carolina Memorial Hospital - Chapel Hill (1966)
  • Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland - OH (1967)
  • Fellowship in Endocrinology & Metabolism - Yale University - New Haven, CT (1967-1969)

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hypertension


  • English