Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Vincent L. Cryns, MD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Vincent L. Cryns, MD


Dr. Cryns is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His major clinical interests are osteoporosis, general endocrinology and metabolic disorders.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    Medical School
    • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


    Additional conditions and treatments

      Research and publications

      Dr. Cryns' research focuses on understanding how cells die. He leads a team of scientists who are interested in understanding how abnormalities in cell death contribute to cancer and obesity and in translating these insights into improved therapies. Dr. Cryns' research is funded by the NIH, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and other agencies. His work has been featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and highlighted in Nature and Nature Reviews Cancer. Dr. Cryns has been the recipient of several awards, including an Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the Avon Foundation, and he is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.