Babette Glister, M.D.

The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy
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Babette Glister, M.D., is a Fellowship-trained, Board Certified endocrinologist specializing in thyroid disease at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center.

Dr. Babette Glister is known for her experience in diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroiditis/inflammation, goiter and thyroid nodules. Dr. Glister also specializes in the treatment of pituitary and adrenal disorders. She works with each patient to define the optimal treatment plan, often recommending best-in-practice technologies such as ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy, fine-needle aspiration and nuclear isotope therapy.

Respected, Accomplished Endocrinologist

Dr. Babette Glister is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and Iraq War veteran, with more than 20 years as an award-winning teacher and practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and other military facilities. She held many roles during her military tenure, including Program Director of the National Capital Consortium Endocrinology fellowship, Assistant Professor in Medicine at Uniformed Services University, and Chief of the Osteoporosis Clinic at the National Naval Medical Center. 

Dr. Glister has authored numerous articles and abstracts, as well as lectured and presented on various topics including: thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, autoimmune thyroid disease, osteoporosis, vitamin D metabolism, neuroendocrine tumors, diabetes, menopause and other gender-specific hormone issues.

Collaborative Care with Mercy Specialists

Dr. Babette Glister collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of Mercy specialists, including physicians in nuclear medicine, medical oncology, surgical oncology and gastroenterology. This type of clinical collaboration provides patients with comprehensive treatments for a full range of thyroid conditions and is instrumental in managing neuroendocrine disease.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship – Endocrine, Diabetes and Metabolism, Walter Reed AMC, Washington, DC
  • Residency – Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Internship – Internal Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Medical Degree – The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Physicians
  • The Endocrine Society