Lawrence Kirschner

Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Appointments: (614) 685-3333

About Me

I’m 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 which cause endocrine tumors or other endocrine dysfunction. I serve as professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, interim director of the Medical Scientist Training Program and director of the SUCCESS Undergraduate Summer Research Program.

My NIH-funded research at the OSUCCC – James is focused on endocrine tumor genetics, with a specific interest in understanding how dysregulation of PKA contributes to tumorigenesis in cAMP-responsive tissues like the thyroid and adrenal glands. I’m currently serving 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 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 the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2014–2018

Additional Languages I Speak

  • French

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Parathyroid Cancers
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Cortex Cancers
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Acromegaly
  • Paraganglioma
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital
  • Endocrine Cancers
  • Pituitary Cancers
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Carney Complex
  • von Hippel-Lindau Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypoaldosteronism
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Addison Disease
  • Endocrinology

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Internal Medicine
University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1996


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1999

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Endocrinology and Metabolism

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 12/20/2018, Dr. Kirschner has reported no relationships with companies or entities.