Pediatrics: Endocrinology

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Program Description

Introduction

History: Program established in 2005
Duration: 3 Years
Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria: Must have completed certified residency program
VISAS Accepted By MCW: J1, & H1B
VISAS Accepted By Program: J1

 

Goals & Objectives for Training

The broad educational goals of the program are to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes that will allow the pediatric endocrine fellow to provide excellent care to children with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. This will be accomplished by providing opportunities for direct inpatient, outpatient, and consultative patient care to patients with endocrine disorders and/or those referred for endocrinology consultation under the direct supervision of full-time faculty.

In addition, the program will train fellows to have the necessary knowledge, skills, and attributes  to pursue a career that will combine scholarly activity with clinical care. During all years of training, the fellow will have the opportunity to pursue clinical and/or laboratory-based research.
Instruction regarding study design, epidemiology, and biostatistics will be available through the research mentor, pediatric endocrine faculty, and the Joint Fellowship Curriculum, with the goal of training the fellow to be academically productive. Both within the section as well as in collaboration with other sections of the Department of Pediatrics, multiple scholarly opportunities exist. Under the supervision of a research mentor, the program will aim to develop the academic potential of the pediatric endocrine fellow. A summary of the goals of the training program will be distributed to each pediatric endocrine fellow and faculty member within the section, as well as to each research mentor on an annual basis.

Program Certifications:    Nationally recognized/accredited diabetes program

                                     USNWR nationally ranked clinical program in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Teaching Staff:

5 Board certified/board eligible pediatric endocrinologists
6 certified advanced practice nurse practitioners
3 research intensive basic science faculty

Patricia Donohoue, MD
Dr. Donohoue is the Section Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology. She has 25+ years experience as a pediatric endocrinologist.  She spends approximately 20 hours per week in Endocrine and Diabetes Clinics as well as staffing fellow clinics and newly diagnosed diabetic clinics. She spends 4 hours per month in Brain Tumor clinic. Though she has a special interest in inherited diseases of the endocrine system and disorders of sex differentiation, she treats patients with all types of endocrine problems.  While attending on the pediatric endocrinology service about 12 weeks per year, Dr. Donohoue will hold rounds seven days per week involving fellow education, training and supervision.  She will attend the med/peds adult endocrine journal club for one hour per week, the pediatric endocrine clinical conference, and teaching conference for two hours every other week.

Bethany Auble, MD
Dr. Auble spends 5 hours per week in a general endocrine clinic, 5 hours per week in Diabetes clinic. She is attending on the inpatients wards for about 12 weeks each year. Dr. Auble will directly supervise the fellow in the care of inpatients, outpatients, and with consultations. While attending on the pediatric endocrinology service, Dr. Auble will hold rounds seven days per week, a time commitment of 10-12 hours weekly, involving fellow education, training and supervision. Though she has a special interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome of the endocrine system, she treats patients with all types of endocrine problems. She is a dedicated advocate for graduate medical education. She will attend the adult endocrine journal club for one hour per week, the pediatric endocrine clinical conference, and the pediatric endocrine teaching conference for 1 to 2 hours every  week.

Susanne Cabrera, MD
Dr. Cabrera spends 5 hours per week in a general endocrine clinic, 5 hours per week in Diabetes clinic. She is attending on the inpatients wards for about 12 weeks each year. Dr. Cabrera will directly supervise the fellow in the care of inpatients, outpatients, and with consultations. While attending on the pediatric endocrinology service, Dr. Cabrera will hold rounds seven days per week, a time commitment of 10-12 hours weekly, involving fellow education, training and supervision. Though she has a special interest in disorders of sex differentiation, she treats patients with all types of endocrine problems. She will attend the adult endocrine journal club for one hour per week, the pediatric endocrine clinical conference, and the pediatric endocrine teaching conference for 1 to 2 hours every week.

David Wyatt, MD
Dr. Wyatt is the director of the Pediatric Translational Research Unit. He has had 25+ years experience as a pediatric endocrinologist. Over the last 20 years, he has been lead investigator for pharmaceutical-sponsored growth hormone-related research, having the distinction of running the largest center for growth hormone-related clinical trials in the country from 1985 to 1995.  He continues to be active in clinical research and is the director of the Pediatric Translational Research Unit. He spends approximately 11 hours per week in a general endocrine clinic and 7 hours per week in Diabetes clinic. He is attending on the inpatient wards for 13 weeks each year. Dr Wyatt will directly supervise the fellow in the care of inpatients, outpatients, and with consultations. While attending on the pediatric endocrinology service, Dr Wyatt will hold rounds seven days per week. He will attend the pediatric endocrine clinical conference for one hour every other week and the pediatric endocrine teaching conference for one hour every other week.

Omar Ali, MD
Dr. Ali is active in both clinical duties and translational research. He spends approximately 7 hours per week in a general endocrine clinic and 7 hours per week in Diabetes clinic. He also conducts a lipid clinic twice a month. He is attending on the inpatient wards for 13 weeks each year. His research is focused on the genetics and epigenetics of obesity and the metabolic syndrome and he is currently the PI and co-investigator on two NIH-funded grants. He is also the local PI for the type 1 diabetes exchange study and supervises fellows on their research studies. Dr. Ali will directly supervise the fellow in the care of inpatients, outpatients, and with consultations. While attending on the pediatric endocrinology service, Dr. Ali will hold rounds seven days per week. He also supervises fellows' continuity clinics two times a month. He will attend the pediatric endocrine clinical conference for one hour every other week and the pediatric endocrine teaching conference for one hour every week. He also participates in teaching the fellows during regularly scheduled didactic teaching sessions for 3 months each year.

Alvina Kansra, MD
Dr. Kansra’s responsibilities will primarily consist of clinicals as she works on establishing her research and role as faculty. Her clinical schedules are to be developed. Her inpatient attending time will expand to match those of the other members of the section. Dr. Kansra will directly supervise the fellow in the care of inpatients, outpatients, and with consultations. She will attend the adult endocrine journal club for one hour per week, the monthly pediatric nurse practitioner case conference for one hour per month, the pediatric endocrine clinical conference for one hour every other week, and the pediatric endocrine teaching conference for one hour every other week.

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