Fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

The University of Louisville Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes offers a two-year sub-specialty training program designed to provide advanced training and experience at a level for the trainee to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience required for all of the competencies needed by a consultant in this field.

Program Director: Dr. Sathya Krishnasamy
Program Coordinators: Laura Hollifield

Krishnasamy with fellow

The program, approved for three (3) fellows, is designed to fulfill the needs of trainees who anticipate a career in clinical practice, those who expect to function as clinician-educators, and those who intend to pursue a career in clinical and/or basic research. The training program provides clinical and research training for physicians who have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency in Internal Medicine.

The program fulfills the requirements for subspecialty certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Applications are accepted beginning in July through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) with interviews from August to October.

ERAS requirements include a common application, personal statement, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) documentation, and letters of recommendation from three medical referees, one of whom should be the director of the applicant's residency program.

Outpatient Clinics

The Division has responsibility for the management of Endocrine-Diabetes outpatient clinics at the UofL Physicians Outpatient Center and the Robley Rex Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC).  In the weekly continuity clinic at the outpatient center, fellows maintain their own roster of patients. There are four ½ day clinics at the VAMC. Fellows participate in patient care in the practices of the Clinical Faculty members. There is a ½ day per week Pediatric Endocrinology rotation for six (6) months, and a one (1)  month ½ day rotation in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Fellows are supervised by the same faculty throughout their training.

Consultation Service

Since endocrine specialists are frequently required to consult on and manage endocrine aspects of care in hospitalized patients, the training program also emphasizes training in the inpatient setting. The Consult Service generally consists of the fellow, a medical resident, medical students, and the consult attending physician. The Consult Service covers the UofL Health - UofL Hospital, the Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center, Norton Hospital, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, and UofL Health - Frazier Rehab Institute. The Endocrine Consult Service sees a very diverse array of patients with endocrine-related problems.


There is a weekly Endocrine Grand Rounds which is given by Division faculty members, other University of Louisville faculty, and outside speakers who visit the Division. There is a monthly Fellows Case Conference, Fellows Clinical, Thyroid or Pituitary Conference, and 2-3 journal clubs. There are monthly joint conferences with Endocrine Surgery and Neurosurgery.

How to Apply

Jesse Roman, MD
Sathya Krishnasamy, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director

We use the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) for all fellowship position applications and will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for fellowships in December.

We will begin interviews in August and continue to host qualified applicants through October. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact our program coordinator, Laura Hollifield.

A detailed curriculum, program description, and overview of GME (Graduate Medical Education) at the University of Louisville can be found by clicking on the following links:

    Primary Faculty

    Associated Faculty

    • Balamurugan Appakalai, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery; lecturer, research mentor

    • Barbara Clarke, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; research mentor, lecturer

    • Swapna Dharashivkar, M.D. - Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine; lecturer

    • Michael Foster, M.D. - Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology, lecturer

    • Sham Kakar, Ph.D. - Professor of Oncology, Professor of Endocrinology; lecturer

    • Carolyn Klinge, Ph.D. - Professor of Biochemistry; basic science conference coordinator, lecturer

    • Zhenmin Lei, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health; lecturer

    • Stanley Levinson, Ph.D. - Adjunct Professor of Medicine

    • Joseph P. Moore, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Medicine, Anatomy and Neurobiology; research mentor, lecturer

    • Kupper Wintergerst, M.D. - Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology