Endocrinology Fellowship Program | Metabolism | Baltimore | MedStar Health

The MedStar Health—Union Memorial Hospital Fellowship Program in Endocrinology

Our Diabetes and Endocrine Center is one of the busiest medical facilities in Baltimore.

We have six faculty members dedicated to patient care, teaching, and clinical research. Our focus is on training endocrine fellows who plan to practice clinical endocrinology.

Why train here

Award-winning leaders

The award-winning, experienced, and knowledgeable specialists at the Diabetes and Endocrine Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital are among the leaders in their field.

They provide fellows with a comprehensive approach to studying how to diagnose and treat people with diabetes, obesity, and metabolic and other endocrine disorders. Our program has the resources needed to train fellows in areas that can be affected by diabetes, such as eyes, feet, and the cardiovascular system, as well as in other endocrine conditions, such as thyroid disease and osteoporosis.

Specialized instruction

Three of our faculty members are certified to perform radioactive iodine treatment, so our fellows obtain experience in interpreting thyroid uptake and scans and are able to participate in radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. Fellows practice in office ultrasounds and thyroid nodule biopsies.

Three of our faculty members are certified to read DEXA scans, while our fellows also gain experience reading them.

Our center also has a nurse practitioner, a certified diabetes educator, and a nutritionist. Our fellows learn interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring and have patients in their clinics who are on insulin pumps and sensors.

Clinical and academic excellence

The Department of Medicine at MedStar Union Memorial offers a two-year ACGME*-accredited clinical training program leading to certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. The goal of the program is to produce well-rounded clinical endocrinologists.

Didactic conferences include:

  • Endocrine journal club (once per week)
  • Core curriculum conference (once or twice per week)
  • Case conference (once per week)
  • Ask the Expert Conference (once per month)
  • Endocrine Tumor Board conference (once per month)
  • Ask the expert conference (once per month)
  • Endocrine tumor board conference (once per month)
  • Research or basic science conference (once per month)
  • Radiology conference (twice per year)
  • Pathology conference (twice per year)

The fellows are expected to participate in all conferences and present at many conferences (e.g., journal club and case conference).

*Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


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 have a 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.  At lease once per month, fellows will participate in our weekly ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration clinic.


The fellows’ schedule follows the Department of Medicine blocks for better continuity with the attending schedule. Each year comprises 13 blocks divided into two 2-week sections (e.g., block 1A and 1B).

The fellows have a weekly, half-day general endocrine continuity clinic as well as a thyroid continuity clinic when doing inpatient consultations.

To enrich their clinical experience, fellows are required to do endocrine rotations at local major referral centers. These rotations expose our fellows to the more rare endocrine conditions that might not be seen as frequently in a community hospital.

The following rotations are required:

Rotation Name Location Duration Director
Inpatient Endocrine Consult Service MedStar Union Memorial Hospital 13 blocks Schroeder
 Reproductive Endocrinology Shady Grove  1 block Schroeder
Ambulatory including Bariatric and Endocrine Surgery

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Franlin Square Medical Center

1 block Schroeder
Electives Varies 3 blocks Schroeder
Endocrinology/ Maternal-Fetal
Medicine Clinic

Medstar Washinton Hospital Center

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

1 block Schroeder
Research MedStar Union Memorial Hospital 7 blocks Schroeder
Continuity Clinic Diabtes and Metabolic Center 26 blocks Schroeder
Thyroid Clinic Diabtes and Metabolic Center 13 blocks Schroeder/Sack
Diabetes Clinic Adult Medicine clinic 13 blocks I Cheikh
Endocrine Clinic Adult Medicine clinic 13 blocks I Cheikh

Our people


Our fellows have won multiple awards at meetings, such as The Endocrine Society.

Training locations

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a regional specialty and teaching hospital with 212 acute care beds. It is adjacent to the Johns Hopkins University campus.

MedStar Union Memorial is known for The Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, and the development of the first hospital-based sports medicine program in the country.

201 E University Pkwy
Baltimore, MD 21218

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is a 198-bed (149 acute; 49 rehab) community hospital. It is known for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, cancer care, wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, geriatrics and senior services, and the Collaborative Care Program for management of chronic illness.

5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239

MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 912-bed academic and research facility, is the largest and busiest hospital in the greater Washington, D.C. region. The hospital serves its community and is a referral center for patients with complex trauma, burns, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and neurosurgery.

110 Irving St. NW 
Washington, DC 20010 

Johns Hopkins Bayview is a vibrant academic medical center in Baltimore, Maryland.  

4940 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a non-profit academic medical center in Baltimore, Maryland.

1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

The University of Maryland Medical Center is a leading academic teaching hospital located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

22 S Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Application information

Interested in applying?

The majority of our fellowship graduates go into private practice. How ever, some of our fellows have accepted positions at community teaching hospitals, government agencies and research institutions.

Contact us

We welcome your questions about our program. For additional information, please contact:

Joyce Cohen
Fellowship Program Coordinator
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
33rd St. Professional Building, Ste. 542
Baltimore, MD 21218