Endocrinology Fellowship Program

The endocrinology fellowship program offers a broad clinical experience in the fields of diabetes and endocrinology. Le Bonheur offers experience in multidisciplinary programs for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a diabetes transition (to adulthood) program, thyroid nodules, syndromic obesity, differences in sex development and bone disorders. Collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides fellows with experience managing acute endocrine complications and longitudinal surveillance in children with brain tumors and other pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders. Fellows work in multidisciplinary subspecialty teams across university and hospital systems and are able to pursue research opportunities in clinical, translational and basic science. The program strongly encourages attendance and presentations at local, regional and national conferences..

Learn more about University of Tennessee Health Science Center's (UTHSC) pediatric endocrinology fellowships and apply.

Fellow Awards

  • Alyssa Dye – Outstanding Abstract Award – Endo 2020; Oral presentation, Young Investigator Award and travel grant - American Diabetes Association’s 82nd Scientific Sessions

Research Interests

  • Improving health outcomes for patients with Type 1 diabetes, including reducing episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), improving management of DKA, improving transition to insulin pump therapy
  • Improving care for pediatric Type 2 diabetes and expanding treatment options
  • Developing best practices for care of children with disorders of sexual development
  • Care and management of patients with syndromic pediatric obesity
  • Creating systems of care for patients with pediatric metabolic bone diseases
  • Analysis of patterns of host viral response genes in pancreatic islets of Type 1 diabetes
  • Evaluating glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in cardiomyopathy
  • Emerging trends in severe vitamin D deficiency
  • Exploring the roles of KDM6A in the epigenetic regulation of renal Klotho in mice and its impact on the metabolism of endocrine hormones in the murine kidney

Program Staff: Endocrinology

Program Director

Associate Program Director

Fellowship Coordinator

Victoria West, MBA