Dr. Richard Auchus is a professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) and director of the MEND Fellowship Program. He received his medical degree and Ph.D. in pharmacology from Washington University in St. Louis. Then Dr. Auchus completed a residency at the University of Iowa and an endocrinology fellowship at UTHSC-San Antonio/Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Auchus came to UMHS from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas, where he was a Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology.
Dr. Auchus is a steroid biologist with expertise both in basic science and clinical/translational science. His work has included translational research into: molecular and genetic mechanisms of human hypertension, improved diagnostic studies and management in primary aldosteronism and Cushing syndromes, modifier genes in 21-hydroxylase deficiency, cardiovascular disease in polycystic ovary syndrome, and the endocrinology of traumatic brain injury.
Steroid biosynthesis, enzymology protein engineering, and endocrine tumors.
Nima Sharifi; Richard J. Auchus. Androstenedione is the preferred androgen source in hormone refractory prostate cancer Letter. Clinical Cancer Research. 2014;20(18):4971.
Ty B. Carroll; Amy J.H. Fisco; Richard J. Auchus; Laurence Kennedy; James W. Findling. Paradoxical results after inadvertent use of cosyntropin [adrenocorticotropin hormone(1-24)] rather than acthrel (ovine corticotropin releasing hormone) during inferior petrosal sinus sampling. Endocrine Practice. 2014;20(7):646-649.
Courtney A. Marsh; Richard J. Auchus. Fertility in patients with genetic deficiencies of cytochrome P450c17 (CYP17A1): Combined 17-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency and isolated 17,20-lyase deficiency. Fertility and Sterility. 2014;101(2):317-322.