Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism (DEM)


Fellowship Director:
Associate Fellowship Director:
Fellowship Coordinator:
Whitney S. Goldner, MD
Vijay Shivaswamy, MBBS
Carrie Helmberger, MFA
Phone: 402-559-6876
Email:  chelmberger@unmc.edu

The endocrinology fellowship training program at the University of Nebraska Medical center has both a 2 year and 3 year program. We accept two 2-year fellows every year and one 3-year fellow every other year. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is the only state sponsored medical center for the state of Nebraska and receives referrals from throughout the state and region. These referrals cover all aspects of clinical endocrinology (pituitary disease, diabetes including pancreas transplantation, thyroid disease including thyroid cancer, metabolic bone disease, lipid disorders neuroendocrine tumors, adrenal issues and reproductive hormone abnormalities).Specialty clinics within UNMC Endocrinology include thyroid nodule clinic, transplant clinic, young adult clinic, thyroid cancer clinic short-guy clinic high-risk OB clinic and cystic fibrosis.

Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism administers and staffs the Nebraska Medical Center Diabetes Center, a multidisciplinary facility aimed at providing state of the art diabetes and endocrine care and research.

Additional rotations include general pediatric endocrinology clinics and consultation service, metabolic diseases of children, endocrinology and diabetes management in renal disease, reproductive endocrinology. An institutionally funded clinical research center is available for clinical studies and sponsors a 2-week course for all fellows in principles of clinical research.

Two year fellowship is comprised by:
Five months of inpatient service at UNMC
Five months of inpatient/outpatient service at VAMC 
Six months of outpatient service which includes; general endocrine clinics and dedicated speciality clinics

ABIM Endocrinology Board Certification for fellowship graduates: 100% pass rate 14 years in a row


Thyroid Ultrasound
Dr. Whitney Goldner instructs fellowship trainee Dr. Lindsey Rentschler in a thyroid ultrasound procedure.

VA fellow pedal pulse
Fellowship trainee Dr. Brian Boerner checks for diabetic complications as Dr. Vijay Shivaswamy evaluates his technique.