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Fellowship Programs

The Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism fellowship program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a fully accredited two year program designed to prepare trainees for competence in academic as well as clinical careers.  Through clinical rotations, research, and conferences, trainees gain experience in the pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of a broad spectrum of endocrine disease, including adrenal, bone & mineral, gonadal, lipid, neuroendocrine, pancreatic, pituitary, and thyroid disease in adult patients.  Clinical rotations include a variety of endocrine clinics and inpatient consultations.  Required rotations in pediatric and reproductive endocrinology are provided through arrangement with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  There are approximately 22,000 outpatient visits per year to the Diabetes and Endocrine Clinics.  In addition to clinical training, research is a required component of the program.  The OSU Medical Center has the federally funded Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (funded through an NIH CTSA grant) for clinical research studies.  Throughout the fellowship, each trainee works closely with a single faculty advisor in a clinical/basic science research area of mutual interest.  This one-to-one relationship provides appropriate mentoring for research project and career development.  A series of clinical, research, and journal club conferences organized throughout the year provides a forum for further education, interaction with faculty and visiting professors, and development of presentation skills for the fellows.  A summer Introductory Lecture series is designed to provide a foundation for lecture series for all internal medicine subspecialty fellows.  Fellows work together on a QI project with faculty oversight.  The fellowship curriculum is structured so that Board eligibility can be obtained in 24 months.  An optional third year provides additional research training for those pursuing an academic career. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredits the fellowship program.

The division faculty is nationally and internationally recognized in various areas of endocrine research.  The core faculty includes: David Bradley, Kathleen M. Dungan (Associate Division Director), Mayumi Endo, Luma Ghalib, Steven W. Ing, Rebecca D. Jackson, Joshua Joseph, Sissy Jhiang, Raheela Khawaja, Lawrence S. Kirschner, Shumei Meng, Fadi Nabhan, Lekshmi Nair, Benjamin O’Donnell, Jay Patel, Matthew D. Ringel (Division Director), Laura E. Ryan, Jennifer A. Sipos. We also benefit from the wisdom and experience of Emeriti Professors, Samuel Cataland, William B. Malarkey, and Kwame Osei.  Research areas available to fellows include diabetes mellitus, transplantation, gastrointestinal hormones, neuroendocrine tumors, hyperlipidemia, neuroendocrinology/neurohormones, clinical and basic thyroid cancer, cell signaling, MEN syndromes, osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism, and obesity disorders.  Many of the faculty members hold current NIH, other federally or privately funded research grants spanning basic science to clinical outcomes research.  There are opportunities to interact with collaborating scientific faculty at Ohio State as well.

The OSU Endocrinology Division is consistently ranked as a top-ranked US hospital in the specialty of Diabetes & Endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report.  We appreciate your interest in our fellowship program.  If you have any other specific questions about our program, please let us know.

Program Director, Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Steven W. Ing, MD, MSCE

Associate Program Director, Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Benjamin O’Donnell, MD

Diversity at OSU.