Associate Fellowship Director:
|Whitney S. Goldner, MD
Vijay Shivaswamy, MBBS
Carrie Helmberger, MFA
The endocrinology fellowship training program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is a 2 year program with an optional third year for those interested in further research training. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is the only state supported medical center for the state of Nebraska and receives endocrinology 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, 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 care, education, and research. In addition to general diabetes care, special clinics have been developed for combined high risk obstetrics-diabetes and endocrinology, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, young adults with diabetes, and pancreas and kidney transplantation patients.
Additional rotations include general pediatric endocrinology clinics and consultation service, metabolic diseases of children, endocrinology and diabetes management in renal disease, reproductive endocrinology, and radiology specific to 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 one clinical year and one research year, with opportunities for clinical research, basic research, or both in the following areas: insulin action, diabetes health outcomes, novel diabetes treatments, mechanisms of diabetes associated atherosclerosis and other diabetes and organ disease, prevention of steroid associated osteoporosis, and metabolic consequences of organ transplantation.
ABIM Endocrinology Board Certification for fellowship graduates: 100% pass rate 10 years in a row