Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism (DEM)

ENDOCRINOLOGY FELLOWSHIP

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).

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. We also have multidisciplinary clinics treating thyroid cancer, high-risk OB, pancreas and kidney transplant, young adult diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and short gut clinics.

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.

The training program includes inpatient and outpatient endocrinology at both the VA and University hospital, as well as endocrine related research rotations throughout the two or three year fellowship.




ABIM Endocrinology Board Certification for fellowship graduates: 100% pass rate 13 years in a row


FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

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.