Endocrinology Fellowship

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at The University of Washington is to train the next generation of leaders in the field. Our program is structured to emphasize both evidence-based clinical care and high-level scholarship.

Program Overview

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship is am ACGME-accredited, three year program established in 2004. The Division of Endocrinology currently includes 16 faculty members, 6 advanced care practitioners, 15 certified diabetes educators, and dedicated nutrition and social work staff. The division provides care for children in the Puget Sound region and eastern Washington. As Seattle Children’s has a referral base from the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), children with complex disease from these regions are seen as well. This large and varied patient population is served by the division at diabetes and general endocrine clinics, or in multispecialty clinics with other subspecialties for comprehensive care of complex diseases. Division members are involved in multispecialty clinics that serve children with metabolic bone disorders, Prader Willi Syndrome, differences in sex determination, muscular dystrophy, gender nonconformity, neuro-oncology diseases, insulin resistance, Turner syndrome, or need assistance in transitioning to adult diabetes care. A team approached is used to care for the 1800+ children with Type 1 Diabetes that we serve, with multidisciplinary clinic visits that include nutrition and social work.

Pediatric endocrine fellowship includes research training, which primarily occurs in the second and third year of fellowship. One manuscript or other ‘work product’ is an ACGME-mandated requirement of fellowship completion. Fellows may conduct a project with faculty within in division, or with mentors at the University of Washington. Current research in the division involves Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes, Diabetes insipidus, Differences in sexual differentiation, Transgender Care, Prader-Willi Syndrome, obesity, and mechanisms of hypothalamic and pituitary dysfunction after neurosurgery.

Pediatrics Endocrinology Group