Endocrinology & Metabolism Fellowship

The mission of the Phoenix city-wide Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism training program is to graduate physicians who are competent to independently practice Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism with a high degree of professionalism and humanism and who also possess sufficient research experience for successful entry into academia, industry or private practice.

Typical Schedule

An example of a typical schedule:

  • Year 1 - VA Endocrine Consult Service (6 months), Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Office Endocrinology (3 months), Phoenix Children's Pediatric Endocrinology (1 month), Barrow's Neurologic Institute Neurosurgery/Pituitary Rotation (2 months)
  • Year 2 - Basic and/or Clinical Research (9 months), elective (3 months)
  • Year 3 (optional) - Independent supervised research (12 months)

During the second year, fellows will complete a 9-month minimum research requirement with appropriate protected time either at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, the National Institutes of Health Phoenix branch, or with investigators who participate in the citywide fellowship program or by arrangement with other investigators off-site. Current ongoing research is in the areas of:

  • Genetics and epidemiology of diabetes in the Pima Indian population
  • Macrovascular complications of diabetes
  • Vascular biology
  • Lipoprotein metabolism
  • Epidemiology of Diabetes and Atherosclerosis in the VA
  • Insulin signaling
  • Health delivery systems to improve diabetes and its complications
  • Hypertension

How to Apply

The Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Residency and Fellowship programs utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

For more information, please visit Phoenix VA Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship or call (602) 277-5551.

For More Information

Please visit Phoenix VA Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship or contact Mary Gabaldon at (602) 277-5551, ext. 7396, or e-mail.

Third Year Fellows

With available funding, fellows may choose to expand their research skills during a third year of training during which they will perform independent supervised research. Third-year fellows would be expected to design, prepare and conduct a research project. Manuscript(s) preparation for publication in a peer-reviewed journal is expected.

Current ongoing research is in the areas of:

  • Genetics and epidemiology of diabetes in the Pima Indian population
  • Macrovascular complications of diabetes
  • Vascular biology
  • Lipoprotein metabolism
  • Epidemiology of Diabetes and Atherosclerosis in the VA
  • Insulin signaling
  • Health delivery systems to improve diabetes and its complications
  • Hypertension

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center) Graduate Medical Education Programs are now University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Programs.

The mission of the Phoenix city-wide Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism training program is to graduate physicians who are competent to independently practice Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism with a high degree of professionalism and humanism and who also possess sufficient research experience for successful entry into academia, industry or private practice.

General Description

This is a 2-year training program conducted primarily at the Phoenix VA Health Care System in Phoenix and sponsored by Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, with an optional third year for those interested in furthering their skills in biomedical research. The first year emphasizes the basic skills necessary for the practice of general endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism on rotations such as the VA consult service, Office Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology.

The second year provides exposure to more advanced skills and more specialized training in the fields of reproductive endocrinology, Neurosurgery as well as clinical and basic science research. By structuring the rotations for a certain level of trainee, we can provide progressive addition of responsibility and training in specific skills.

Fellows will complete a 9-month minimum research requirement with appropriate protected time either at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, the National Institutes of Health Phoenix branch, or with investigators who participate in the citywide fellowship program or by arrangement with other investigators off-site.