Mark S Nanes, PhD, MD

Section Chief

Emory St. Joseph's Section of Endocrinology

Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: 5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone: 404-778-3280

Fax: 404-252-5019



Dr. Mark Nanes is professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of the Endocrinology Section at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Nanes received a BA at Clark University and MD, PhD at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. His graduate work in reproductive endocrinology focused on prolactin regulation of corpus luteum function in the laboratory of Dr. Irving Rothchild and later the study of extra renal production of vitamin D 1-alpha hydroxylase in decidual tissue and placenta.

Dr. Nanes completed his internal medicine residency at University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University. Following residency, Dr. Nanes trained in Endocrinology in the Metabolic Diseases Branch at the National Institutes of Health. He worked with Dr. Stephen Marx and developed an interest in the pathophysiology of inflammatory cytokines in skeletal disorders.  Dr. Nanes joined the faculty at Emory University in 1988. He was program director of the Emory Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program. 

At the VA Medical Center, Dr. Nanes served as Chief of the Endocrine Section and Assistant Chief of Subspecialty Medicine prior to serving as Chief of Medicine 2009-2017. Dr. Nanes research focuses on skeletal disease. Dr. Nanes has served as a member of the NIH Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration Study Section and the Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review Board in Endocrinology. He is a past editorial board member for Endocrinology and the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and is an ad hoc reviewer for a variety of endocrinology and bone journals.