James W. Findling, MD



  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital
  • St. Agnes Hospital
  • North Hills Health Center - Specialty Clinics
  • Endocrinology - Froedtert Hospital


  • Endocrinology


  • English

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North Hills Health Center

General Interests

Pituitary-Adrenal Disorders


  • MD - Doctor of Medicine


Dr. James Findling is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his post-doctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Findling joined the full-time faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008.

He has over 100 publications and book chapters and he is considered an international expert on clinical disorders of pituitary and adrenal function. He discovered the importance of inferior petrosal sinus sampling for the differential diagnosis of Cushing syndrome in the early 1980s and then introduced late-night salivary cortisol as a simple screening test for Cushing syndrome in the 1990s. He has served as visiting professor at many institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins, New York University, University of Chicago, and the Cleveland Clinic. He received a Laureate Award from the Endocrine Society as the Outstanding Clinical Practitioner in 2019.


  • BS, University of Notre Dame
  • MD, Northwestern University
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin Endocrinology
  • Fellowship, University of California-San Francisco

Leadership Positions


  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Endocrine Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cushing's Support and Research Foundation

Research Interests

  • Diagnosis and management of Cushing syndrome and adrenal insufficiency
  • Evaluation of adrenal hypertension particularly primary aldosteronism
  • Assessment of adrenal nodular disease