Didactics & Conferences

Didactic lectures:

  • Endocrine Boot Camp (summer/fall of Year 1)
  • Weekly lectures throughout remainder of the year by endocrine faculty and select invited speakers from other departments

Conferences & Journal Clubs:

  • Endocrine Grand Rounds (weekly) – (list is below)
  • Diabetes Center Research Seminar (weekly) – (list is below)
  • Thyroid Cancer Tumor Board (monthly)
  • Thyroid cytology and pathology conferences (every 2-3 months)
  • Neuroendocrine and Adrenal Tumor Board (every 2 weeks)
  • Pituitary Tumor Board (every 2-3 months)
  • Diabetes Journal Club (weekly)

External Conferences:

All fellows attend AACE Endocrine University. In addition, fellows are encouraged to attend:

  • regional conferences, including NY Thyroid Club and Metropolitan Bone Club, and
  • national conferences, including ENDO, ADA, AACE, ATA, ASBMR.

Photos from Previous Endocrine Society Meetings

  • Dr. Aleksic House Staff Research Symposium
    Dr. Aleksic House Staff Research Symposium
  • Drs. Bloomgarden and Qureshi Endocrine Society 2019
    Drs. Bloomgarden and Qureshi Endocrine Society 2019
  • Drs. Brutsaert and Reddy Endocrine Society 2019
    Drs. Brutsaert and Reddy Endocrine Society 2019
  • Drs. Epstein and Mathias Endocrine Society 2019
    Drs. Epstein and Mathias Endocrine Society 2019
  • Drs. Sharma and Tabatabaie Endocrine Society 2019
    Drs. Sharma and Tabatabaie Endocrine Society 2019
  • Fellows faculty and alumni Endocrine Society dinner 2019
    Fellows faculty and alumni Endocrine Society dinner 2019

Montefiore Endocrinology Fellowship Conference (Didactic) Schedule (Sept 2021-June 2022)

  • 02/05/2021 Ashby Walker, PhD University of Florida Addressing Health Disparities in Diabetes
  • 02/12/2021 Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH Harvard Mediterranean-like Diets for Diabetes Prevention in Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations
  • 02/19/2021 Carmen Isasi, MD, PhD Einstein Diabetes in Hispanic/Latinos: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL
  • 02/26/2021 Adelaide Fortmann, PhD Scripps Improving Diabetes Outcomes in Diverse Adult Populations – Thinking Outside of the Box
  • 03/05/2021 Mishaela Rubin, MD Columbia Bone Sweet Bone: Skeletal Fragility in Diabetes
  • 03/12/2021 Andrew Boulton, MD University of Miami The Diabetic Foot in 2021
  • 03/19/2021 Paul Cohen, MD, PhD The Rockefeller University Brown Fat and Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health in Humans
  • 03/26/2021 Ellen Schur, MD University of Washington Hypothalamic Gliosis In Obesity: Evidence and Implications
  • 04/09/2021 Sara Espinoza,MD UT Health/Barshop Institute Metformin as a Potential Agent for Frailty Prevention
  • 04/16/2021 Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS Medical College of Wisconsin The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Outcomes for Type 2 Diabetes
  • 04/23/2021 Carla Greenbaum, MD Benaroya Research Institute Therapies to stop T1D; Determining Risk and Conducting Trials
  • 09/24/2021 Michael Rickels, MD University of Pennsylvania Hypoglycemia Pathophysiology, Prevention and Treatment in Type 1 Diabetes
  • 9/29/21 Dr. Adam Gersten "Pathology Review" Fellows Conference
  • 10/6/21 Dr. David Cheng & Dr. Indu Doddamane, HHC, Role of Nuclear Med in Thyroid Cancer & Hyperthyroidism
  • 10/08/2021 Sofiya Milman, MD Montefiore Einstein Role of Growth Hormone/IGF-1 in Aging: Dr Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?
  • 10/13/21 Dr. Yaron Tomer, Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, “Thyroid Journal Club" Fellows Conference
  • 10/15/2021 Shivani Agarwal, MD Montefiore Einstein Supporting Emerging Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
  • 10/22/2021 Earle Chambers, PhD, MPH Montefiore Einstein Social Determinants of Health: The Case for Housing in Diabetes
  • 10/27/21 Dr. Susan Frank, Evaluation of lymph nodes, TIRADS & Importance of relationship of tech, radiologist & endocrinologist to achieve optimal care
  • 10/29/2021 Sonia Caprio, MD Yale Youth Onset Type 2 Diabetes: An Evolving Picture
  • 11/3/21 Dr. Noah Bloomgarden, P.D. Journal Club, RAI in Thyroid Cancer
  • 11/05/2021 Leonard Epstein, PhD SUNY University of Buffalo Leadfeet and Worn Brakes: Reinforcement Pathology in Obesity and Diabetes
  • 11/10/21 Dr. Eric Epstein, Vice Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, Journal club "Prognostic Implications of Preablation Stimulated Tg: A Retrospective Analysis of 2500 Thyroid
  • 11/15/21 Dr. Tamar G. Baer, Pediatric Endocrinology, "Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia" Fellows Conference
  • 11/17/21 Dr. Robert Berkenblit, "Adrenal Imaging for the Endocrinologist", Fellows Conference
  • 11/19/2021 Sylvia Kehlenbrink Oh, MD; Harvard; Diabetes Care in Humanitarian Settings
  • 12/1/21 "Is it Pheo?", Dr. Smita Abraham and Dr. Noah Bloomgarden, Review of Diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma
  • 12/03/2021 Sherita Golden, MD, MHS, Johns Hopkins, Understanding the Historical Context of Diabetes Health Disparities to Catalyze Present Day Solutions
  • 12/8/21 Dr. Noah Bloomgarden, Hyperaldosteronism and AVS case review, Fellows Conference
  • 12/15/21 Dr. Preeti Kishore, “Comprehensive Approach to Weight Management for an Endocrinologist” Fellows Conference
  • 1/5/22 Dr. Nisha Suda, “the Sella and it’s Neighborhood: imaging and DDx” Fellows Conference
  • 1/12/22 Dr. Vijay Agarwal, Chief, Division of Skull Base & Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, "The Pituitary: The Wild West of Skull Base Surgery"
  • 1/19/22 Dr. Smita Abraham, "Diagnostic Tests in Cushing's Syndrome" Fellows Conference
  • 1/26/22 Dr. Noah Bloomgarden, Steroidogenesis Inhibitors, Fellows Conference
  • 2/2/22 Dr. Shalom Kalnicki, Professor & Chair, Dept. Radiation Oncology, "“The emerging role of Radiosurgery and Protons in Endocrine Neoplasms”? Fellows Conference
  • 02/04/2022 Carol Levy, MD, MSSM, Diabetes and Technology: An Update
  • 2/9/22 Dr. Sofiya Milman, Associate Professor and Director, Human Longevity Studies, "GH disorders in Adults" Fellows Conference
  • 02/11/2022 Elif Oral, MD, University of Michigan Health, Lipodystrophy Syndromes: A Glimpse into the Adipocentric View of Metabolism
  • 2/16/22 Dr. Sofiya Milman, Pituitary Journal Club 1, Fellows Conference
  • 02/18/2022 Allen Spiegel, MD, Montefiore Einstein, G Protein-coupled receptors in the pathophysiology and treatment of obesity/T2D: recent advances
  • 2/23/22 Dr. Saachi Sachdev, Pituitary Journal Club 2, Fellows Conference
  • 02/25/2022 K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, Emory University, Global Type 2 Diabetes Phenotypes: Insights from Studies in South Asians
  • 3/2/22 Robert S. Beil MD, Med. Dir., MMC Transgender Health Program & Vafa Tabatabaie, MD, Clinical Dir, Endocrine, "Transgender Medicine Part I" Fellows Conference
  • 03/04/2022 Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, University of Chicago, The Importance of Making a Diagnosis: Monogenic Diabetes and Personalized Medicine
  • 3/9/22 Dr. Sandra Aleksic, “Testosterone therapy in hypogonadal Men” Fellows Conference
  • 03/11/2022 Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Harvard, A Physiological Approach to Effective Obesity Care
  • 3/16/22 Dr. Yaron Tomer, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medicine, Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy, Fellows Conference
  • 03/18/2022 Judith Korner, MD, PhD, Columbia University, An Update on the Nuts and Bolts of Obesity Treatment
  • 3/23/22 Dr. Justin Mathew, Asst. Professor, Endocrinology, "Endocrinopathies in Pregnancy", Fellows Conference
  • 03/25/2022 Felicia-Hill Briggs, PhD, Northwell Health, Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes Population Health Improvement
  • 3/30/22 Dr. Robert S. Beil, Med. Director, MMC Transgender Health Program - "Transgender Medicine II" Fellows Conference
  • 04/01/2022 Nadia Islam, PhD, NYU Langone Health, Bridging Community and Clinic to Promote Health Equity in Diverse Communities
  • 4/6/22 Dr. Michelle Goldsammler, OB/GYN "Infertility - Evaluation and Medical Management" Fellows Conference
  • 4/13/22 Dr. Ruth Freeman "Estrogens from puberty to menopause" Fellows Conference
  • 04/22/2022 Carlos Rodriquez, MD, Montefiore Einstein, Cardiometabolic Health Disparities: The Heart of the Matter
  • 4/27/22 Dr. Hanna Lee, Director, Clinical Diabetes Center "Hyperandrogenism in Women" Fellows Conference
  • 04/29/2022 Sriram Machineni, MD, UNC School of Med, Anti-Obesity Medications: time for a Paradigm Shift
  • 5/4/22 Dr. Sofiya Milman, Genetics Journal Club, "Adiposity-Related Heterogeneity in Patterns of Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Observed in Genome-Wide Association Data"
  • 5/9/22 Dr. Jenna Le, Asst. Professor of Radiology, “Principles of DXA Interpretation” Special Fellows Conference
  • 5/11/22 Dr. Nisha Suda, Director, Inpatient Diabetes Service, "XLH & TIO: An Introduction and review of Phosphate Metabolism", Fellows Conference
  • 5/23/22 Dr. Allen Spiegel - Journal Club "Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis of a Paternally Inherited MEN1 Pathogenic Splicing Variant" - Fellows Conference
  • 5/25/22 Dr, Vafa Tabatabaie, Clinical Director, Endocrinology, "Paget's Disease" Fellows Conference
  • 6/1/22 Dr. David Carruthers, "Lipid Metabolism and Treatment of Hyperlipidemia" Fellows Conference
  • 6/8/22 Dr. Maria Coco, M.D. M.S., "Mineral Bone Disease: Renal Perspective"
  • 06/10/2022 Dr. Laurie E. Cohen, MD., Montefiore, Hypopituitarism in Childhood Cancer Survivors and into Adulthood

Endocrine Grand Rounds Conferences (Academic Year 2021-2022)

  • 7/16/21 Amanda Pechman, MD (Endocrinology) “Use of Molecular Testing for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules”
  • 7/23/21 Alen Sajan, MD (Endocrinology) “Diagnosis and Management of Familial Hypercholesterolemia”
  • 7/30/21 Lakshmi Mahali, MD (Endocrinology) “Metastatic Paraganglioma – Review of genetics”
  • 8/6/21 Lisa Brandt, MD (Pediatric Endocrinology) “Stem cell therapy in Type 1 diabetes mellitus”
  • 8/13/21 Arielle Bayer, MD (Reproductive Endocrinology) “Kallmann Syndrome & Infertility Management”
  • 8/27/21 Monica Nogueira, MD (Endocrinology) “Use of GLP-1 receptor agonist for management of obesity”
  • 9/10/21 Vijay Agarwal, MD (Neurosurgery) “Adventures In The Sella”
  • 9/17/21 Simge Yuksel, MD (Endocrinology) “Bisphosphonate drug holiday: who, when and why?
  • 10/1/21 Yaron Tomer, MD., FACP (Endocrinology) “The Genetics of Thyroid Autoimmunity: New Discoveries Driving Translational Studies”
  • 10/29/21 Lauren Iacono, MD (Pediatric Endocrinology) “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Future perspectives and Approach to Management”
  • 11/5/21 Lakshmi P. Mahali, MD (Endocrinology) “Hyperglycemia in pregnancy: Utility of Continuous glucose monitoring”
  • 11/12/21 Alen Sajan, MD (Endocrinology) “Understanding hormone assays”
  • 11/19/21 Naomi Friedman, MD (Endocrinology) “X-Linked Hypophosphatemia and Use of Burosumab”
  • 12/3/21 Amanda Pechman, MD (Endocrinology) “Bone Turnover Markers and Their Use in Osteoporosis”
  • 12/10/21 Shiming Xu, MD (Endocrinology) “Diazoxide use in hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia: it’s history, effectiveness and safety”
  • 12/17/21 Julian Gingold, MD (Reproductive Endocrinology) “Disorders of sexual differentiation: workup and management”
  • 1/7/22 Moin Sattar, MD (Endocrinology) “Management of Coexisting Diabetes and NAFLD”
  • 1/14/22 Simge Yuksel, MD (Endocrinology) “Withdrawal of cabergoline in patients with prolactinoma”
  • 1/21/22 Alen Sajan, MD (Endocrinology) “Pseudo-Cushing: A diagnostic challenge in depression”
  • 1/28/22 Naomi Friedman, MD (Endocrinology) “The Role of IPSS in the Diagnosis of Cushing’s disease”
  • 2/4/22 Brittany Espino, MD (Pediatric Endocrinology) “Monogenic Obesity”
  • 2/11/22 Jenna Kahn, MD (Reproductive Endocrinology) “Management of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)”
  • 2/18/22 Moin Sattar, MD (Endocrinology) “Review of Liothyronine Use in Patients with Hypothyroidism”
  • 2/25/22 Shiming Xu, MD (Endocrinology) “Aromatase Inhibitors and Bone Loss”
  • 3/4/22 Monica Nogueira, MD (Endocrinology) “Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Thyroid Dysfunction”
  • 3/11/22 Amanda Pechman, MD (Endocrinology) “Post-Bariatric Hypoglycemia”
  • 3/18/22 Andrea Peterson, MD (Reproductive Endocrinology) “Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) in pregnancy”
  • 3/25/22 Lakshmi P. Mahali, MD (Endocrinology) “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in thyroid nodule risk stratification”
  • 4/1/22 Moin Sattar, MD (Endocrinology) “Radiofrequency Ablation in the treatment of thyroid nodules”
  • 4/8/22 Simge Yuksel, MD (Endocrinology) “Cardiometabolic outcomes in primary aldosteronism”
  • 4/22/22 Fellows Quality Improvement Project Presentations

    Lakshmi P. Mahali, MD – F2, Shiming Xu, MD F1, Shivani Agarwal, MD, Priyanka Mathias, MD Faculty
    “Targeting Workflow Inefficiencies to Improve Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Prescription Rates in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)”

    Amanda Pechman, MD – F2, Naomi Friedman, MD F1, David Carruthers, MD, Simona Stefan, MD Faculty
    “Osteoporosis Screening in Liver Transplant Patients”

    Alen Sajan, MD – F2, Monica Nogueira, MD F1, Nisha Suda, MD Faculty
    “Glycemic Excursions in Type 2 diabetics Receiving Injections with glucocorticoids for pain management”

    Moin Sattar, MD – F2, Simge Yuksel, MD F1, Jill Crandall, MD Faculty
    “The Use of MedicAlert Bracelets in patients with adrenal insufficiency”

  • 5/6/22 Moin Sattar, MD (Endocrinology) “The role and potential implications of R-Spondin on Metabolic Disease”
  • 5/13/22 Lakshmi P. Mahali, MD (Endocrinology) “Mixed methods research in Diabetes”
  • 5/20/22 Alen Sajan, MD (Endocrinology) “Re-assessment of diagnostic cortisol values for adrenal insufficiency using a highly specific cortisol assay”
  • 5/27/22 Amanda Pechman, MD (Endocrinology) “2-A-Day: A Pilot Study of Time-Restricted Feeding in Humans”

Selected Endocrine Grand Rounds Conferences (Academic Year 2019/2020)

  • Anjali Manavalan, MD (Endocrinology): Hypophosphatasia
  • Priyanka Mathias, MD (Endocrinology): Hypophysitis with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
  • Danielle Duhame, MD (Pediatric Endocrinology): A Rare Complication of Diabetes Mellitus: Diabetic Muscle Infarction
  • Karen Mccloskey, MD (Endocrinology): Diabetes in the Dark: How Circadian Rhythms Affect Glucose Tolerance
  • John C. McAuliffe, MD, PhD, FACS (Medical Oncology): Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer
  • Priyanka Mathias, MD (Endocrinology): Inherited Lipodystrophies and Benefits of Leptin Therapy
  • Jill P. Crandall, MD (Endocrinology): What do we mean when we say Diabetes Prevention? Effects on non-traditional complications
  • Martin I. Surks, MD (Endocrinology): “TALE OF THE TAIL” Conceptual basis of TSH distribution and reference range: Clinical implications
  • Ariel Barkan, MD (Endocrinology, University of Michigan): The changing face of acromegaly
  • Charles Ma, MD (Endocrinology): Metastatic Pheochromocytoma: A Terminal Diagnosis?
  • Rachel Schwartz Gerber, MD (Reproductive Endocrinology): Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Paul Saenger, MD, MACE (Pediatric Endocrinology, NYU): Clinical Practice Guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner Syndrome

Selected Diabetes Research Center Seminars (Academic Year 2019/2020)

Speaker Title
Steven Kliewer, PhD
UT Southwestern
Metabolic Stress Hormone FGF21: From Pharmacology to Physiology
Nir Barzilai, MD
How to Die Young at a very Old Age.
Alberto Pugliese, MD
University of Miami
Type 1 Diabetes:  Lessons from the JDRF nPod
(Network for Pancreatic Organ Donor with Diabetes)
Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD
From Genes to Bedside: How Genetics Can Help Us Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes
Sara Tishkoff, PhD
Genomic Evolution and Adaptation in Africa: Implications for Health and Disease
Silvio Inzucchi, MD
Glucose Lowering Medications and CVD: Has the Holy Grail Been Found?
Christoph Buettner, PhD
Mount Sinai
New Approaches and Insights into the Mechanisms of Impaired CNS Control of Metabolism in Diabetes and Obesity
Diego Bohorquez, PhD*
A Subliminal Sense for Calories
Raimund Herzog, MD
Impact of Hypoglycemia Exposure on Brain Metabolism and Function in Type 1 Diabetes