Welcome from the Program Director
We are excited that you are interested in our Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism fellowship program at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Our Diabetes and Endocrine Center is one of the busiest in Baltimore.
We have seven faculty members dedicated to patient care, teaching, and clinical research. Our focus is on training endocrine fellows who plan to practice clinical endocrinology. Our fellows rotate on the endocrine consult service in our hospital and are exposed to common endocrine conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypercalcemia, hypoglycemia, and adrenal insufficiency.
Our fellows also rotate to other local academic referral centers in the area, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. This exposes our fellows to the more rare endocrine conditions that might not be seen as frequently in a community hospital.
Our fellows have a weekly continuity clinic every Monday morning where they see and treat a broad variety of endocrine conditions. In addition, our fellows have a dedicated thyroid continuity clinic where they gain experience performing thyroid ultrasounds and thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration biopsies with direct one-on-one supervision.
Three of our faculty members are certified to perform radioactive iodine treatment, thus our fellows obtain experience in interpreting thyroid uptake and scans and are able to participate in radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Three of our faculty members are certified to read DEXA scans and read all DEXA scans for MedStar Union Memorial. Our fellows also gain experience reading DEXA scans.
Our Center also has a nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator and nutritionist. Our fellows learn interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring and have patients in their clinics who are on insulin pumps and sensors.
Fellows who have graduated from our program have gone on to private clinical practice or clinical practice in the community hospital setting. Our graduates are currently practicing in Annapolis, MD, Baltimore, MD, Lanham, MD, and Maine. Many of our graduates have presented abstracts of their clinical research projects at one of the national endocrine meetings, such as the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Endocrine Society. They also gain experience presenting at our local Maryland Endocrine and Metabolism Society and Annual Diabetes Update. Our fellows also have an opportunity to attend fellow-specific national meetings, such as Endocrine University sponsored by AACE.
We hope that you will review the information about our program on this website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Pamela R. Schroeder, MD, PhD, FACE