Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship

Program Overview

Faculty of the Cedars-Sinai Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program (l. to. r.) Takako Araki, MD; Mark Goodarzi, MD, PhD, division director; and Odelia Cooper, MD, program director; with (far right) Yana Stolyarov, MD, a 2016 graduate of the program.

Cedars-Sinai offers a two-year fellowship in endocrinology, with a focus on research and clinical training. Our mission is to lead trainees to board eligibility in endocrinology and train the next generation of academic endocrinologists.

Fellows spend six months in each of the two years as the clinical fellow on the inpatient Endocrinology Consult Service. The remaining time of each year is spent attending outpatient clinics and participating in research projects.

Each fellow will conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty preceptor. Our faculty's diverse research interests provide numerous opportunities in clinical and basic research. Early in the first year, fellows meet with all potential mentors to select their research project. Research activities are conducted throughout training — during clinical rotations and dedicated research time.

All fellows participate in at least two weekly endocrinology clinics throughout their training. An optional third year is available as research fellow under a grant supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Core rotations take place at Cedars-Sinai. These include consultations on patients undergoing endocrine surgery, neurosurgery, radiation therapy, pituitary testing, and radioiodine for thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism. Special programs in cardiac and vascular surgery, bariatric surgery, interventional cardiology and gastroenterology, oncology, transplant surgery and cardiac electrophysiology bring patients with associated endocrine disorders. Endocrine clinics are based at Cedars-Sinai, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

In addition to Cedars Sinai staff faculty, we have more than 30 clinical endocrinologists in private practice — most with UCLA clinical faculty appointments — who attend in the general endocrinology clinics, exposing fellows to diverse clinical management skills.