Department of Medicine

Endocrinology Fellowship Program

With a focus on academic knowledge, clinical skills and cutting-edge research, our two-year Endocrinology Fellowship Program provides comprehensive and rigorous training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Vafa Tabatabaie, MD, Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

Our fellowship program is designed with the optimal balance of supervision and autonomy. Fellows work closely with dedicated faculty, learning to manage foundational endocrinology cases as well as rarer and more complex ones. A welcoming, patient-centered environment provides fellows with many opportunities to shape their unique learning path, and prepares them for their future career, be it in academic medicine, private practice, medical education or research.

A goal-oriented fellowship

Over the course of their training, fellows acquire advanced skills and expertise in the following areas: 

  • The pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
  • Patient interviewing and examination relevant to endocrine disorders
  • A wide variety of laboratory tests related to endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and understanding their indications, interpretations, specifications, sensitivities and cost in diagnosis and monitoring therapy
  • Thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Hormone stimulation and suppression tests, including their indications and interpretations
  • Multidisciplinary management of complex thyroid, pituitary and neuroendocrine tumors
  • Modern diabetes technologies, including the management of insulin pump therapy and the interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring and integration in therapeutic decision-making
  • The critical review of literature and use of scientific data to aid in patient management
  • Basics of experimental study design and statistical analysis
  • Contribution to medical literature through the preparation of case reports, abstracts, posters and manuscripts to present in local, regional and national conferences and forums

Moses Campus

The Moses Campus is home to a 726-bed tertiary care hospital offering state-of-the-art care to a diverse patient population. As the major academic referral center for the Bronx, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, Moses offers fellows unparalleled exposure to the most unusual cases in the field of endocrinology. 

Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus

Located on the campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Jack D. Weiler Hospital is a 403-bed tertiary care facility that serves 75,000 patients per year. Working as part of the inpatient consult team, fellows participate in the management of various endocrine conditions. The Jack D. Weiler Hospital is home to general medicine floors, surgery, oncology, telemetry, critical care and other general inpatient services, as well as obstetric care and labor and delivery services, which gives fellows the opportunity to care for various pregnancy-related endocrine disorders. 

A world-renowned faculty

Vafa Tabatabaie, MD

Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Program
Director, Fracture Liaison Services
Associate Professor, Endocrinology
Associate Professor, Orthopedics

Sofiya Milman, MD, MS

Director, Human Longevity Studies, Institute for Aging Research
Associate Professor, Endocrinology
Associate Professor, Genetics

Rita Louard, MD

Director, Clinical Diabetes Center
Director, Montefiore-Einstein Diabetes Clinic
Associate Professor, Endocrinology

Noah Bloomgarden, MD

Director, Endocrine Clinic, Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC)
Director, Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC)
Assistant Professor, Endocrinology

Preeti Kishore, MD

Chief, Endocrinology, Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital
Associate Professor, Endocrinology

Hanna Lee, MD

Site Director, Endocrinology, Wakefield Campus
Assistant Professor, Endocrinology

Maritza Reyes

Coordinator, Endocrinology Fellowship Program

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our two-year Endocrinology Fellowship Program, with an optional third year, provides comprehensive and rigorous training in endocrinology and diabetes with a focus on academic knowledge, clinical skills and cutting-edge research. Through didactic lectures and hands-on training under the supervision of leaders in the field, our fellows learn to confidently manage endocrine disorders of various stages of complexity. Our program, which recruits four applicants each year, is one of the largest endocrine programs in the country. Here, fellows enjoy ample opportunities to shape their own learning path as they prepare for future careers in academic medicine, private practice, medical education or research.

First-year curriculum

The first year of fellowship is primarily dedicated to clinical training in inpatient and outpatient settings. During this clinical training, our fellows are exposed to a wide range of endocrine conditions, from basic pathology to rare and complex cases such as metastatic pheochromocytoma and insulinoma. Under close faculty supervision, fellows learn to manage these conditions with increasing independence and confidence. In this first year of training, our fellows learn to perform a number of endocrine procedures, including thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration, the management of insulin pump therapy, interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring and the reading of DXA scans.

Second-year curriculum

The second year of training is mainly dedicated to an in-depth basic, clinical or translational research experience. In their time away from research, fellows continue to attend a weekly endocrine continuity clinic and a monthly diabetes continuity clinic. They also participate in a monthly Type 1 Diabetes Pediatrics to Adult Transition Clinic and spend a three-month block attending a once-weekly Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic, where they gain experience in co-managing pregnant patients with various endocrine conditions and high-risk obstetrics. Select fellows interested in pursuing research careers have the option to stay on for a third year of training.

Hear from our fellows

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Offering rich opportunities for research

Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine secured $178 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2019, with $14.7 million in funding granted to researchers in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. The Division carries out ongoing clinical, basic science, translational and behavioral research in a range of endocrine science areas, including diabetes and aging research, along with emerging opportunities in thyroid, metabolic bone disease and neuroendocrine research.

Our NIH-funded research centers include the Einstein Sinai Diabetes Research Center, home to more than 120 faculty laboratories conducting basic, translational and clinical research in diabetes, obesity and metabolism; the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research, specializing in bio-psychosocial and behavioral research, with a focus on the social determinants of health; the Institute for Aging Research and Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, which conducts basic, translational and clinical research; and the Global Diabetes Institute, which establishes strategic global partnerships for research on lean diabetes and improving diabetes education.

Endocrinology Fellows become familiar with research in their first year under the stewardship of Sofiya Milman, MD, Associate Program Director for Research. Depending on their experience and future career interests, fellows can choose to initiate their own research project or join an ongoing project, working with helpful and experienced mentors. Fellows also participate in didactic seminars on research methodology, scientific writing and quality improvement studies. During their training, fellows gain valuable research experience, and most contribute to their field by presenting their findings at regional or national conferences or in a manuscript.

 

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become an Endocrinology Fellow at Montefiore-Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • For fellowships starting in July 2021, applications should be submitted to ERAS by September 1, 2020.

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.
 

Have questions? Get in touch.

Maritza Reyes
Coordinator, Endocrinology Fellowship Program
marreyes@montefiore.org
 

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