Endocrinology Fellowship Program

The endocrinology fellowship program offers a broad clinical experience in the fields of diabetes and endocrinology. Le Bonheur offers experience in multi-disciplinary programs for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a diabetes transition (to adulthood) program, thyroid nodules, syndromic obesity and bone disorder. Collaboration with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provides fellows with experience in managing acute endocrine complications and longitudinal surveillance in children with brain tumors and other pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders.

By working in multidisciplinary subspecialty teams across university and hospital systems, research opportunities in clinical, translational and basic science are available. The program strongly encourages attendance and presentations at local and national conferences. 

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

Research Interests

  • Improving health outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes, including reducing episodes of diabetic keoacidosis (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 patterns of host viral response genes in pancreatic islets of type 1 diabetes
  • Evaluating glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in cardiomyopatny
  • 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

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Dr. Lahoti is a pediatric endocrinologist. His clinical interests include childhood diabetes, thyroid disorders, disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD) and endocrine dysfunction in patients with blood disorders.

Fellowship Coordinator

Kelli Moses