Fellowship Overview


Our mission is for fellows to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for providing ethical, humanistic, high-quality and cost-effective care of patients with diabetes and disorders of endocrinology and metabolism in the inpatient and ambulatory settings


The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition offers an ACGME-accredited two-year fellowship starting July 1st of each year. The training program provides opportunities to observe and manage inpatients, outpatients and consults, along the spectrum of endocrine disease. Fellows are supervised and closely mentored by dedicated faculty.

Trainees are an integral part of the inpatient multidisciplinary cardiovascular surgery and heart and renal transplants teams. The fellows develop their procedural skills using an onsite DEXA machine, continuous glucose monitors and a thyroid ultrasound machine.


In order to achieve the goals of the program, the twenty-four months of training are structured into two progressively advancing levels of competency-based objectives, with an aim of building the medical knowledge, technical skills and competencies of the trainee. The curriculum addresses the art, science and business of medicine, in addition to regularly scheduled conferences, including journal clubs, research presentations, case presentations and neurosurgery and endocrine surgery tumor boards.

Fellows are regularly involved in the educational training of residents and medical students. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to take part in both laboratory-based basic scientific research and clinical research programs in the division.


We have new faculty members join us recently and they bring expertise in fields of Obesity and Diabetes, Thyroid physiology and Male Hypogonadism. New faculty members joining in our Research Division enrich us through their contribution to research. Some of the areas of research include Kisspeptin signaling.

Most importantly, we are incredibly excited to be welcoming our new Chief, Dr. Christoph Buettner MD, PhD, who will infuse the Division with tremendous excitement regarding research, clinical care, and education. Welcome, Dr. Buettner!

To learn more about our Endocrinology Fellowship Program, please click here.