Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship

Our two-year program provides comprehensive and rigorous training in endocrinology and diabetes with focus on academic knowledge, clinical skills and cutting-edge research. Fellows are given didactic lectures and hands on supervised training by leaders in the field and develop extensive experience in management of endocrine disorders of various stages of complexity. First year of fellowship is mainly focused on clinical training in both inpatient and outpatient settings while the second year is mainly dedicated to an in-depth research experience in basic, clinical or translational fields in various areas of endocrinology. An optional 3rd year of training is available to select candidates who wish to pursue a research career. As one of the largest endocrine programs in the country, recruiting 4 applicants each year, our fellows learn to confidently manage complicated patients with a balanced combination of autonomy and attending supervision. Fellows enjoy ample opportunities to shape their own learning path and prepare for their future career of choice, whether in academic medicine, private practice, medical education or research.

Endocrine fellowship unique features

  • Innovative curriculum with an optimal mix of lectures, supervised case discussions, bedside rounds, and clinics.
  • A large and demographically heterogeneous inner city and immigrant population with a unique variety of conditions and backgrounds.
  • Training in thyroid ultrasound and aspiration biopsy in all outpatient clinics.
  • Close collaboration with a strong pediatric endocrine program with focused training in transition of care (type 1 diabetes, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, childhood cancers, transgender care).
  • Multidisciplinary Type 1 Diabetes Transition Clinic is one of a handful in country and encompasses clinical care with focus on research on racial/socioeconomic disparities, clinical and behavioral interventions in young adults with T1DM.
  • Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards which provide a unique and interactive opportunity to discuss complex endocrine cases amongst world-class experts in surgery, pathology, radiology and oncology.
    • Pituitary tumor board: led by endocrinology, dedicated pituitary surgeon and neuro-ophthalmology;
    • Thyroid cancer tumor board: led by endocrinology, with active participation of ENT surgeons, endocrine surgeons, cytology, pathology, radiology and nuclear medicine;
    • Neuroendocrine tumor board: led by endocrinology, endocrine surgery and oncology.
  • Robust Fracture Liaison Service in collaboration with Geriatrics and Orthopedic Surgery for identification and management of osteoporosis in patients presenting with fragility fractures.
  • Opportunity to rotate in reproductive endocrine and maternal-fetal medicine clinics to learn about approach to infertility and management of various endocrine conditions in pregnancy from experts in the field.
  • Outstanding departmental leadership and attending physicians dedicated to teaching.
  • Longstanding history of excellence in training endocrine fellows for more than 50 years, graduating nearly 100 Fellows with a board pass of 99%.
  • Direct access to cutting-edge biomedical and clinical research.
  • Knowledgeable house staff and medical students who challenge fellows to teach and learn.
  • Inpatient diabetes consult service run by NPs, creating an optimal balance between patient care responsibilities and education.