Lawrence Kirschner

Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PHD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Physician

Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I am a physician-scientist and clinical endocrinologist with more than 20 years of experience. My area of expertise is treating patients with pituitary and adrenal tumors (including adrenal cancer and pheochromocytoma), and inherited syndromes that cause endocrine tumors or other endocrine dysfunction. I serve as a professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The Ohio State University.

I am also the associate director for cancer education and training at the OSUCCC – James, as well as a member of the Cancer Biology Program. My NIH-funded research is focused on endocrine tumor genetics, with a specific interest in understanding how genes that cause inherited endocrine tumor syndromes in people contribute to tumorigenesis in endocrine tissues like the thyroid and adrenal glands but don’t cause tumors in other organs.

I currently serve as principal investigator or co-investigator for five active research projects and clinical trials in Cushing syndrome and acromegaly. I’ve presented my findings at numerous national and international meetings, and have had my work published in peer-reviewed academic publications.

The collegial, caring atmosphere at the OSUCCC – James makes this not only a wonderful place to work but a great place to receive treatment, too. Our multidisciplinary approach, combined with state-of-the-art science and our evolving research, helps patients have more efficient, targeted treatment and better outcomes.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
Additional Languages I Speak
  • French

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Adrenal Gland Cancers
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Paraganglioma
  • Endocrine Cancers
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • von Hippel-Lindau Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Addison Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Endocrinology

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
9/1/1986 - 6/30/1993

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology,

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Endocrinology and Metabolism

More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Kirschner has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Corcept Therapeutics
  • Controlled Risk Insurance Company

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