Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship
NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s two-year Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship offers experience in patient care, research, and teaching, as well as opportunities to delve deeply into all aspects of this subspecialty. Along with comprehensive and unequaled exposure to metabolic and endocrine conditions, our graduates learn to ask questions about the causes of disease as well as its treatments. This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Fellows in our program work with a diverse patient population affected by a wide range of endocrine disorders. They provide inpatient consultative services at three sites: NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion; NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where we care for medically underserved individuals from around the world; and the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, where house staff treat people who have general endocrine problems, male endocrinopathies, and endocrine consequences of traumatic brain injury, among other conditions. Our fellows also have opportunities to rotate through pediatric endocrine and diabetes clinics, a high-risk obstetrics clinic, and gynecology clinics.
Didactic courses in both basic and clinical subjects taught by expert physicians and scientists complement the clinical experience. Throughout the training experience, fellows also mentor and instruct medical students and residents.
Meet our faculty members and learn more about their experience and research interests.
Our Research Strengths
NYU Langone boasts one of the world’s strongest research programs in endocrinology. Among our research strengths are laboratory studies of diabetes and lipid metabolism and complications of obesity. Studies in the Diabetes Research Program include advanced glycation end products, aldose reductase, and the effect of diabetes on white blood cell function.
In addition, a number of investigators in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation, the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, and the Department of Population Health run National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded epidemiologic and implementation science projects in diabetes and obesity.
During the past five years, the division has received two American Heart Association Specialized Focused Research Network grants, one in obesity and another in cardiometabolic diseases with a focus on diabetes. Both grants also support research training fellowships. In addition, we share with the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology an NIH-funded fellowship programs in cardiometabolic disease.
Areas of Concentration for Fellows
Fellows in our program have opportunities to work with faculty and patients in the following areas of concentration.
In this concentration fellows receive training in continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapies. Fellows have the opportunity to treat people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or other forms of the disease, such as diabetes induced by steroid use or hyperalimentation. In addition to our three clinical sites, trainees also treat patients at the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health. Under the leadership of Lauren H. Golden, MD, the center works to make a multidisciplinary care team approach the standard in diabetes care. We also have a special interest in the development of continued glucose monitors to diagnose prediabetes and the use of implantable glucose monitors.
Additional faculty associated with the diabetes concentration include Michael Bergman, MD, at the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, as well as Roshney Jacob-Issac, MD, Akankasha Goyal, MD, and Susan Zweig, MD.
Lipids and Obesity Concentration
At two locations, fellows treat patients who have common and exotic disorders of lipoprotein metabolism. Ira J. Goldberg, MD treats patients who have hyperlipidemia and unusual dyslipidemias at the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health. Many of these patients also have type 2 diabetes or are referred for preventive cardiology. James A. Underberg, MD, directs a large lipoprotein disorders clinic at Bellevue.
Fellows also participate in a weekly clinical conference attended by physicians from the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
The thyroid concentration provides fellows with a rigorous educational experience in all aspects of thyroid disease. At our three clinical sites, fellows participate in the care of patients with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, and thyroid cancer, under the supervision of expert physicians and scientists. Our trainees also have ample opportunity to develop relevant technical proficiencies, such as ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirations of the thyroid both at Bellevue with Julie A. Probst-Riordan, MD, and in our outpatient offices with Steven Hodak, MD, and Chelsey K. Baldwin, MD. In addition, we are among the first centers in the United States to employ radiofrequency ablation to obviate surgery for some types of thyroid nodules.
This rich clinical experience is complemented by a highly interactive didactic education that includes monthly cytopathology and nuclear medicine conferences with Manfred Blum, MD, director of the Thyroid Unit.
Fellows also work with Dr. Hodak, who has a special interest in the genomic analysis of thyroid cancers, and Valerie Peck, MD, and Loren Wissner Greene, MD, who organize the New York Thyroid Club, which meets twice a year at different hospitals.
Additional faculty associated with the thyroid concentration include Dr. Zweig.
Fellows treat patients who have osteoporosis and other less common metabolic bone diseases, such as Paget’s disease and osteomalacia. They also learn to interpret bone density using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA, and discuss management of more complex conditions at a monthly didactic osteoporosis conference presented by Dr. Greene and Dr. Peck. Fellows may also attend monthly joint conferences with the Division of Rheumatology and participate in research opportunities offered by NYU School of Dentistry’s Department of Molecular Pathobiology.
Additional faculty associated with the bone concentration include Rachel Pessah-Pollack, MD.
Our Current Fellows
Our current fellows bring a range of experiences and expertise to our program.
Qudsia Hussain, MD
Shivani Vekaria, MD
Michael Natter, MD
Joanne Bruno, MD, PhD
Stephanie Charles, MD
Hyon Kim, MD
Danielle Neuman, MD, MBA
Neeti Patel, MD
Julie A. Probst-Riordan, MD, is director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship; Karin A. Katz, MD, is associate director. For questions about the fellowship, please contact Ysa Wilson, program coordinator, at email@example.com or 212-263-8060.