The Endocrinology-Metabolism department headed by Prof. Bruckert comprises two units: one for hypothalamic-pituitary pathologies and a unit for the management of severe dyslipidemia (Lipidology).

The lipidology unit includes

  • a day hospital platform (55 patients per week) and functional exploration for cardiovascular prevention (stress test, echocardiography, evaluation of retinal microcirculation by optical coherence, Echo-Doppler of peripheral arteries
  • A functional LDL apheresis treatment unit (80 patients) within a common hemobiotherapy federation,
  • A consultation platform (7000 consultations for dyslipidemia per year).

Areas of clinical and research expertise

  • the management of lipid diseases (excess triglyceride cholesterol, metabolic syndrome) with international notoriety on the rarest and most serious diseases (for example 50 homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia, 4 patients with Refsum disease, 30 familial hyperchylomicronemia, 8 patients with sistosterolemia, 5000 patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia including more than 400 children)
  • The pathologies treated in the department require therapeutic education programs, in particular for the metabolic syndrome. These are validated by the ARS
  • The unit benefits from an exceptional environment with up-to-date radiology services (coroscanner, calcium score), genetics (genetic diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia, hyperchylomicronemia and genetic hypoHDLemia) and lipidology (hormonal assays and assays of lipids including the most specialized assays)
  • The unit coordinates with the Marseille center the national register of familial hypercholesterolemia.

Recent major publications

Members of the team

Eric Bruckert

PU-PH, head of department

Xavier Girard


Philippe Giral


Antonio Gallo

Full time doctor