Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship
The Henry Ford Hospital Endocrinology and Metabolism fellowship has been training fellows for more than 50 years. The Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program prepares trainees for certification in the subspecialty by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The fellowship program provides an extensive clinical experience in endocrinology and metabolism, the opportunity for significant clinical research, and a setting in which to acquire the skills of scholarship in the sub-specialty.
- Years of training: 2
- Number of positions: 2 per year (candidates must have three years of training in internal medicine with subsequent certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine before or during fellowship training)
- Clinical and didactic training provided by faculty members from the Divisions of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone And Mineral Disorders, Pediatric Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Genetics, Reproductive Endocrinology, Neurosurgery, Hypertension, and Cytopathology
- Curriculum includes Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Patient Case Conference, Journal Club, Research Conference, Weekly Didactic Fellows Conference, Cytopathology Conference, MRI Conference, Thyroid and Parathyroid Conference
- Each fellow conducts three to seven weekly half-day clinics in the Division and during the second year completes electives in the above-mentioned areas
General endocrinology and metabolism
- Active practice in adult endocrinology, diabetes mellitus, and lipid disorders, including both inpatient and outpatient consultations, the utilization of diagnostic procedures, continuing care in the subspecialty, and an opportunity for teaching junior residents and medical students
- Experience in the special techniques of thyroidology and radionuclide imaging, radioactive iodine therapy, thyroid ultrasound, and ultrasound guided needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid
- Experience in the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
- Interpreting hormone assay results and adjunctive testing
- Participation in the pediatric endocrinology clinic
- Opportunities in the special management of diabetes in children and in pregnant women
- A week at the Michigan summer camp for diabetic children (Camp Midicha)
- Gain experience caring for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. Learn about cross-sex hormone therapy and other issues in transgender care
Bone and mineral disorders
- Participation in the inpatient and outpatient care of patients with metabolic bone disease, parathyroid disorders and urinary stones
- Learning about the laboratory, radiologic, and histologic diagnoses of metabolic bone disease, and the current concepts of therapy of these disorders
- Opportunities to participate in research programs
Message from the Program Director
Dear Prospective Endocrinology Fellowship Applicant,
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Henry Ford Hospital-Wayne State University Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship. Our adult fellowship program offers a unique and intensive clinical training experience, exposure to a diverse patient population, the opportunity to work with outstanding teaching faculty with diverse clinical and research interests, and significant opportunity for clinical research.
The primary location of the fellowship program is the downtown Henry Ford Hospital campus.
Over 2 years, fellows are well trained in all areas of endocrinology and gain specific expertise in thyroid ultrasounds and ultrasound guided thyroid fine needle aspirations which are done in our clinic under the supervision of the faculty. In addition, fellows gain expertise in the use of all modalities of diabetes treatment, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. Fellows will work with experts in bone and mineral metabolism as well and learn about bone density interpretation, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and parathyroid disorders. Fellows will also gain experience taking care of and prescribing cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender and gender non-conforming patients.
During the first year, the great majority of the time is spent in clinical activities either in the outpatient or inpatient setting. During the second year, more time is spent on outpatient clinical activities and research. The Division has been and continues to be a leader in clinical trials in the area of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and bone and mineral metabolism. Fellows will participate in continuous improvement projects on quality and safety as well.
We seek outstanding candidates who will grow and benefit from state of the art training in Endocrinology. Fellows are well prepared for board certification in Endocrinology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and for independent practice upon graduation from the program. Our graduates have continued careers in academic medicine as clinician educators or have pursued clinical practice opportunities.
We are proud of our excellent clinical fellowship training program and welcome you to contact us if you need further information or with any questions about our program. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sharon Lahiri, M.D.
The mission of the Henry Ford Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship is to train outstanding clinicians who also gain expertise in investigation whether it is clinical, basic, or in the area of quality and safety. This training should lead to lifelong learning practices that promote the highest ideals of the medical profession.