Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Program Overview

The University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program which provides comprehensive clinical and research training in Pediatric Endocrinology. Section faculty is comprised of seven pediatric endocrinologists, two clinical psychologists and three basic science researchers. The division has a vibrant research unit with numerous ongoing studies in type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and growth hormone therapy. The division also boosts a strong support team including nurse practitioners, diabetes educators, dieticians, growth hormone specialists and research nurses. The section recruits one new fellow each year. The inpatient training is based at Norton Children’s Hospital, and outpatient training is based at UofL Pediatric Endocrinology clinic and the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center.Dr. Kupper Wintergerst and patient discussing blood glucose testing.

Fellows gradually assume increasing clinical care responsibility during their fellowship training. The majority of the first year of training is devoted towards patient care as well as an introduction of basic research concepts. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in multiple specialty clinics throughout their training including metabolic bone disease clinic, high risk diabetes clinic (DART), disorders of sexual development (DSD) clinic, gender clinic, and cancer survivorship clinic. 

The second and third years of training are dedicated primarily to research. The fellow develops a research project with the support of an advisor who will assist in guiding the project to completion. The fellow may also choose to complete a master’s degree at UofL in clinical investigation, public health or business administration.

The fellow also actively participates in case discussions, lectures, grand rounds, and fellow core conferences throughout the three years of training.