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About the Program

We have an extremely active outpatient clinic, seeing more than 20,000 patients per year. Fellows gain experience by seeing their own cadre of patients, and teaching skills are honed by precepting medical students and residents who rotate through the clinic and inpatient service.

  • Our outstanding UR Diabetes Care program consists of both an inpatient and outpatient arm. We have one of the largest insulin pump programs in the Northeast, and have extensive experience with continuous glucose monitoring. Fellows receive detailed training in both of these technologies. Our Diabetes education program includes several Certified Diabetes Educators and Nutritionists, all of whom work closely with the fellows.
  • We have an active thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) clinic where fellows are instructed in thyroid ultrasound and FNA techniques. Our fellows each perform over 40 ultrasound-guided FNAs during their first year—significantly more than most other Fellowship programs.
  • In our Metabolic Bone Clinic, fellows see the gamut of bone disorders, from osteoporosis to osteogenesis imperfecta. Fellows receive extensive training in interpretation of bone density scans.
  • In the Multidisciplinary Pituitary Clinic, fellows see patients with a team of physicians and allied health care providers from the Division of Endocrinology and the Department of Neurosurgery.   The busy clinic sees patients from all of Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. The multidisciplinary approach allows for more coordinated and efficient cadre of patients, and has enriched the training experience for fellows in both Neurosurgery and Endocrinology.
  • Fellows have the opportunity to work with researchers both within and outside of the Division of Endocrinology, allowing them to gain invaluable experience from NIH-sponsored clinical and basic researchers who have national and international reputations.  
  • We support fellows to attend at least one National Conference per year, where they can present their work and interact with leaders in their respective fields.
  • Bi-monthly board review provides excellent source to prepare fellows for the board exam, making our ABIM board pass rate 100%.

Alumni Perspective

"University of Rochester offers all the benefits of any major academic institution, yet it is small enough that you are able to recognize and get to know people not only in your own division, but also within other areas of medicine and surgery. Practicing here really feels like being part of a community. Within the fellowship, there is a nice mix of inpatient and outpatient rotations. The outpatient clinics are well balanced, as we rotate through sub-specialty clinics, such as pituitary, thyroid, lipid and bone, yet also have general endocrinology and diabetes continuity clinics so that we can follow patients longitudinally, which is critical in endocrinology."

Lindsay Carafone, M.D.

Medical School / University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Residency / Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education Class of 2023