Mission and Aims


The goal of the program is to provide excellent clinical endocrinology training and broad opportunities for research. The program serves a diverse, inner-city, underserved patient population, and aims to support the institution’s goal of “exceptional care without exception”.

Program Aims

Our trainees are a diverse group of graduates from excellent internal medicine residency programs. They will graduate to become superb endocrine clinicians, clinical educators, and clinician scientists. Our fellows provide evidence-based care for a diverse urban safety net population, tertiary care patients, and veterans in the VA system.

Unique aspects of our program include:
* intensive hands-on training in thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy
* training in nutrition and weight management
* ability to participate in multi-disciplinary clinics for patients with thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease where patients are seen collaboratively with both endocrinologists and surgeons
* participation in a center for the medical and surgical care of transgender patients

Program Aims: By the end of their fellowship trainees will
* develop competence in the management of diabetes and hormonal disorders in both ambulatory and inpatient settings
* be comfortable performing thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy
* be capable of managing medical aspects of transgender health
* be aware of how social determinants of health influence outcomes
* have pursued endocrine scholarship through participation in at least one research project and presentation of their findings.
* Overall, we aim to train outstanding endocrine clinicians, scholars, and leaders.