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Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship is designed to foster the development of academic pediatric endocrinologists who will become leaders and researchers in this field.

Our independent Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship will begin in July 2020. This fully funded fellowship program will support two fellows per year, for a total of six fellows. This unique fellowship combines exceptional clinical and research training in pediatric endocrinology over the course of the three years.

The fellowship program is ACGME-accredited and leads to board eligibility for the Pediatric Endocrinology Sub-Board of the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition, Children’s National will continue its long history of providing clinical training to fellows in the research oriented NIH Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship program. 

About the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s National is a top ranked program delivering superb clinical care to a wide variety of patients in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Our diverse team of providers includes physicians and nurses with nationally recognized expertise in many endocrine subspecialties. Our world-class Diabetes Program currently cares for over 1800 children with diabetes with over 200 new patients diagnosed per year. Our Endocrine Clinic conducts more than 5000 patient visits in a year offering a rich patient population for fellowship training.

Training

First Year

During the first year, the fellows primarily focus on clinical training by caring for a wide variety of inpatients including those with primary endocrine disorders admitted to the endocrine service and consults rendered to other services in the hospital including Oncology, ER, NICU and PICU. Fellows will spend approximately 14 weeks on the inpatient service during their first year and in addition will be part of a night float system. The remainder of the first year will be spent rotating through outpatient clinics as well as a research rotation when fellows will have time to explore research options for their second and third years.

In addition to general pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinics, fellows participate in numerous specialized multidisciplinary pediatric endocrine clinics, including:

Fellow will have the opportunity to learn from well-trained diabetes educators about basic skills and technology in diabetes including insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) education.

Fellows will attend 3-5 half days of attending’s clinic during their outpatient weeks. Fellows will have one continuity clinic every week and follow their own cohort of patients through the three years of the fellowship.

Second and Third Year

During the second and third year, the fellows will primarily focus on their research and quality improvement projects. By the end of the first year, they are expected to have identified their research project and mentor. Funding for two years of research is guaranteed to all accepted fellows.

The Division of Endocrinology offers the opportunity for research in many areas of endocrinology. Andrew Dauber, M.D., Chief of Endocrinology, work focuses on novel etiologies of short stature, and he leads a multi-center study integrating genomics with electronic health records to identify patients with undiagnosed genetic growth disorders. Eric Vilain, M.D., the Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research, leads a national network of researchers exploring the genetic basis of disorders of sexual differentiation. Maureen Monaghan, M.D. and Randi Streisand, M.D. are conducting multiple studies using behavioral interventions to improve diabetes care. Additional active areas of research include type 2 diabetes, bone health, diabetes technology and Turner syndrome. Additionally, fellows will be given the opportunity to work on research projects with mentors throughout the institution as well as in the pediatric endocrinology program at the NIH.

Fellows will be required to present their work at national meetings and submit a manuscript prior to the end of the fellowship.

Fellows will work on the inpatient service for six weeks per year in their second and third year and be part of the night float. They will continue to do one half-day continuity clinic every week and may substitute 1-2 of their clinics per month with specialty clinics of their choice.

Education

The Division of Endocrinology offers a comprehensive academic program including weekly clinical case conferences, monthly journal clubs, radiology rounds and frequent invited speaker sessions.

Fellows will be provided didactics covering the full array of endocrine and diabetes topics as well as a board preparation course. Fellows will participate in research meetings with their chosen research groups. There are numerous hospital-wide academic offerings including weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds and Professorial Rounds, which is a multidisciplinary case-based conference at which fellows are encouraged to present interesting cases. The institution offers a standardized Fellows’ core curriculum, biostatistics course and wellness course. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to participate in advanced degree programs through the George Washington University.Fellows will have the opportunity to teach residents and students during their inpatient weeks at the bedside and through dedicated Friday morning teaching conferences.

Program Leadership

Andrew Dauber, M.D., MMSc
Program Director
Chief of Endocrinology

Priya Vaidyanathan, M.D.
Co-Program Director
Director of Endocrine Services

How to Apply

Applications for the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Contact Information

For more information about the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, please email the Program Coordinator, Nakia Henson.