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Marcus DaSilva Goncalves, M.D., Ph.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Personal Statement

I am an endocrinologist and laboratory scientist (https://www.goncalveslab.com/) interested in how the body stores and metabolizes nutrients. My lab uses animal models and human clinical trials to understand the effects of diet (e.g. ketogenic, fructose) and cancer on the metabolic pathways that control fat and muscle mass. My clinical practice is focused on metabolic diseases that are associated with high blood sugar (prediabetes, diabetes, fatty liver disease, high cholesterol) or the loss of skeletal muscle mass (low testosterone, cancer cachexia, etc).

Biographical Info

Born and raised in central New Jersey

Undergraduate/Masters degrees (BS/MSE) in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University

Medical degree and scientific doctorate (MD/PhD) in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania

Medical Internship, Residency, and Endocrinology fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery joint program.

Honors and Awards

2019      ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award

2019      Feature Article in New York Presbyterian: Advances in Endocrinology.

2018      Awarded a scientific grant from the NIH

2018      Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award (ENDO 2018)

2017      Awarded a scientific grant from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

2016      Feature Article in New York Presbyterian: Advances in Endocrinology.

2015      Science National Honor Society, honorary member awarded by Jackson Memorial High School

2012      Peterman-Arnold Medical Student Award for Endocrinology Research        

2006      Fontaine Scholar

2006      Medical Scientist Training Program, NIH

2005      Seward Scholar

2001      Hodson Trust Scholar

2001      American Chemical Society Scholar

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism)
Clinical Expertise
Muscle Wasting
Insulin Resistance
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
High Cholesterol
High Triglycerides
  • M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.E.
    The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S.
    The Johns Hopkins University
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Ralph L. Nachman Research Scholar
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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Novartis Pharma AG
Scorpion Therapeutics, Inc.
Professional Services: 
FAETH Therapeutics
FAETH Therapeutics
Proprietary Interest: 
FAETH Therapeutics