Endocrinology & Metabolism Fellowship

A Welcome from the Program Director:

 

Dear Fellow,

Welcome to the Arnot Health's osteopathic Endocrinology Fellowship Program. Our mission is to provide broad and in-depth clinical training in the areas of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes. Our aim is to foster impeccable clinical judgment, professionalism, and interpersonal skills while developing skills to allow for subspecialty certification and a rewarding career as a leader in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.


We are excited that you have chosen to enter the fascinating field of Endocrinology. Over the course of your 24- month fellowship, you will have the opportunity to participate in and master the full spectrum of endocrine care. In addition to patient care, you are required to participate in a research project and attend a national conference. Your involvement will be of sufficient intensity to lead to abstract presentations and authorship of manuscripts. As we instill in you the importance of lifelong education and learning, it is our hope that this fellowship training will enable you to provide effective, quality, up to date care to each patient that you encounter.


Yours Truly,

Yusef Hazimeh, MD

Faculty

Yusef M Hazimeh, MD

Program Director

Medical Education: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York and Fouad Khoury Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Fellowship: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York and Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 

Endocrinology & Metabolism fellows

Curriculum

2- year, post-residency program, 1 fellow per year

The Arnot Health Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism is structured to provide broad and in-depth clinical training in the areas of endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition. Each fellow is required to participate in a research project under the mentorship of a faculty member. The program is designed to allow fellows to meet required competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice and allow for board eligibility in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

In addition to wide exposure in a clinical setting, training in endocrinology requires formal instruction and on-going independent study in areas designated by the AOA basic standards in fellowship training.

  1. Thyroid disorders including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, benign thyroid nodules, and goiters.

  2. Hypothalamic and pituitary diseases including pituitary tumors, craniopharyngioma, hypopituitarism including growth hormone deficiency, SIADH and diabetes insipidus.

  3. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes including treatment of glucose levels, prevention, and management of all types of microvascular and macrovascular complications,  gestational diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, peri-operative management of diabetes, diabetes nutrition and education, genetics of diabetes and psychosocial issues related to diabetes.

  4. Hypoglycemic disorders including insulinoma, fasting and non-fasting hypoglycemia.

  5. The diagnosis and management of lipid disorders.

  6. The diagnosis and management of primary and secondary hypertension.

  7. Disorders of bone and mineral metabolism including hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, metabolic bone disease, kidney stones, vitamin D disorders, and Paget’s disease.

  8. Disorders of the adrenal cortex and medulla including Cushing’s Syndrome, Addison’s disease, incidental adrenal tumors, pheochromocytoma, and adrenogenital syndrome.

  9. Disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base metabolism, including hypernatremia, hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis, and metabolic alkalosis.

  10. Disorders of magnesium and phosphorous metabolism.

  11. Endocrine aspects of psychiatric disease.

  12. Endocrine aspects of aging.

  13. Autoimmune polyglandular failure syndromes.

  14. Endocrine emergencies including hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, thyroid storm, myxedema coma, adrenal crisis and pituitary apoplexy.

  15. Parenteral and enteral nutritional support.

  16. Nutritional and eating disorders including obesity, anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

  17. Hormone-producing neoplasma, including carcinoid syndromes, ectopic hormone production, islet cell tumors and multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes.

  18. Female and male reproduction including primary and secondary amenorrhea, hirsutism, virilization, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, infertility, menopause, testicular tumors, erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, and hypogonadism.

  19. Endocrine abnormalities in systemic illness.


Required conferences provide 4 hours per week of formal instruction, including Journal Club/Core Conference and Resident’s Noon Conference, Curriculum/Endocrine Board Review/Fellow Seminar, and Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. A departmental morbidity and mortality conference is scheduled quarterly.

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