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.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.

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?

Curriculum

Each year of training is divided into 12 one month blocks. The fellow receives 1 month of vacation each year. 

First YearSecond YearThird Year
Inpatient Service5 months1 month1.5 months
Outpatient Service4 months1.5 months1.5 months

Research and
Scholarly Activity

2 months devoted
to explore clinical
and basic science
research

8.5 months8 months
Vacation1 month1 month1 month
CallAt home call averaging
2 week nights per week
and 1 weekend call a month. 
Weekend call may involve
rounding in the hospital
At home call averaging
1 week night per week
and 1 weekend call
per month
At home call averaging
1 week night per week
and 1 weekend call
per month

 

Conferences

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

 

2019 - 2020 Pediatrics Endocrine Fellows

Ryan J. Dyess, MD– PGY 6
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



Megan B. Coriell, MD - PGY 4
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


Emily Montgomery, MD - PGY4
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




Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Team

Suzanne Kingery, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Norton Children's Hospital Profile

Dr. Suzanne Kingery earned her Doctor of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Louisville/Norton Children’s Hospital and fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has an active interest in clinical research and in medical education serving as the director of the pediatric endocrinology fellowship and as the 2nd year course director for undergraduate medical students at UofL. Dr. Kingery has a strong professional interest in improving the care and quality of life of children with conditions associated with sexual development and in transgender youth.


Andrew Weinberger, MA
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 502-852-3737


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