Neuroendocrine Program

The University of Louisville Physicians Neuroendocrine Program, part of UofL Physicians - Endocrinology, specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary. The program relates knowledge and expertise in basic and clinical research to the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine diseases. 

We are part of a multidisciplinary team approach to patients with hypothalamic and pituitary disorders. Patients can be referred to initiate a treatment plan in conjunction with their primary physician, for a second opinion, or for comprehensive management by the center's physicians. We offer a detailed outpatient evaluation of all disorders affecting endocrine functions of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland which begins with a comprehensive medical history and physical examination, review of previous studies, and basal and dynamic hormone testing, together with radiographic studies and visual field evaluations.

Areas in which the Neuroendocrine program provides special expertise include:



  • Hypoadrenalism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypothyroidism (central)
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Hyperprolactemia
    • Amenorrhea-galactorrhea
    • Male and female infertility

Pituitary Tumors

  • Prolactinomas
  • Cushing's disease
  • GH producing tumors - Acromegaly
  • Non-functioning tumors
  • Thyrotroph adenomas

Posterior Pituitary Dysfunction

  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Low serum sodium and Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion

Cushing’s Syndrome

  • Pituitary Cushing’s
  • Adrenal tumors
  • Ectopic Cushing’s 

Male Hypogonadism 

For appointments, contact UofL Physicians - Endocrinology at 502 588-4600 or fill out the Online Request an Appointment form.

Physicians with questions may contact Stephen J. Winters, M.D. at 502 852-5237.