Fellowship Program

Pediatric Endocrinology Residency Training Program

kenneth silverDianne Deplewski , MD
Program Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Chicago Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Welcome to the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Chicago!  The section offers a three year ACGME accredited fellowship training program in Pediatric Endocrinology which aims to train outstanding Pediatric Endocrinologists in both the clinical and research arenas.

The goals of the program are to provide Board-eligible pediatricians a broad and in-depth experience in both clinical and investigative endocrinology to prepare them for an academic career in pediatric endocrinology.  To achieve this, the program fosters the acquisition of knowledge in the underlying physiology of the endocrine system and the related pathophysiology of endocrine disorders, as well as the clinical aspects of pediatric endocrinology, including diagnosis, interpretation of the current pertinent laboratory and radiologic techniques and treatment.  Additionally, a major emphasis of the program is the development and progression of a clinical and/or basic research project.  Knowledge of the molecular basis of endocrinology and endocrine related diseases has expanded rapidly over the last decade making it imperative for physician-scientists to develop expertise in the techniques of clinical and basic biomedical research to allow them to translate findings from the research laboratory to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine disorders.  Achievement of the goals of our program is promoted by a combination of supervised, hands-on clinical and research experience in multi-disciplinary team settings within a rich research environment, critical review of current research, and a formal curriculum.

Minimum requirements for admission to our fellowship program are:

    • M.D. or equivalent degree
    • Successful completion of an approved residency in pediatrics, or medicine/pediatrics
    • U.S citizenship, permanent residency, or hold a J1 visa (H1-B visa holders who are highly qualified applicants with previous research experience may be considered).
    • International Medical Graduates must have an ECFMG certificate