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 nine pediatric endocrinologists, two licensed clinical social worker and two 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 Norton Children's - Endocrinology clinic and the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center.

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.


University of Louisville Pediatric Fellowships

Visit the Pediatric Fellowships webpage to learn more about:

  • How to apply for a pediatric fellowship
  • Compensation & benefits for pediatric fellows
  • Facilities where our fellows see patients, perform research, and learn
  • What is it like to live in Louisville, Kentucky?


Fellows have the opportunity for a varied experience of learning activities, including conference series, journal club, grand rounds, to address the required core knowledge area.

Weekly Conferences

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Case Conferences
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Pediatric Resident Grand Rounds
  • Endocrine Grand Rounds


Monthly/Quarterly Conference

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Journal Club
  • Pediatric Endocrine Board Review
  • DSD Multidisciplinary Care Conference
  • Core Fellow Conferences
  • Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Department of Pediatrics PIRATs Research Conference
  • Tumor Board


Current Fellows

1st Year Fellow

Courtney Pierron, DO
Hometown: Wheelersburg, OH
Undergrad: University of Charleston, Charleston, WV
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Residency: Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2nd Year Fellow

None for 2023/2024

3rd Year Fellow

Emily Montgomery, MD
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
Undergrad: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School: St. George's University, Grenada
Residency: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Past Fellows


Megan B. Coriell, MD
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Position after graduation: Faculty, University of Louisville School of Medicine


Ryan J. Dyess, MD
Hometown: Reno, NV
Undergrad: University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Medical School: Ross University College of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN


Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Team

Catalina Cabrera, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Prasanthi Gandham, MD
Associate Fellowship Program Director

Ashley Batton
Fellowship Program Coordinator



Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Academic Office
571 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-852-3737

Year 1 CurriculumDurationLocation
Inpatient Wards20 weeksNorton Children's Hospital
Outpatient Clinic18 weeksNovak Center
Behavioral Health2 weeksNorton Children's Hospital
Research8 weeks
Vacation4 weeks
Year 2 CurriculumDurationLocation
Inpatient Wards6 weeksNorton Children's Hospital
Outpatient Clinic6 weeksNovak
Elective2 weeks

Camp Hendon, Camp Courages Kids, or Research

Research34 weeks
Vacation4 weeks
Year 3 CurriculumDurationLocation
Inpatient Wards6 weeksNorton Children's Hospital
Outpatient Clinic6 weeksNovak Center
Elective2 weeks

Camp Hendon, Camp Courageous Kids, or Research

Research34 weeks
Vacation4 weeks