Clinical Experience

The goal of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is to prepare fellows to independently and competently practice pediatric endocrinology and become leaders in the field of academic pediatric endocrinology. Clinical training takes place on the main campus of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located in Manhattan at the border of the Upper East Side and Harlem. Inpatient training is at the Kravis Children’s Hospital. In addition, the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes has its own dedicated office space in the Annenberg building where outpatients are seen five days per week.

The Division cares for a large and diverse patient population of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with a broad range of underlying endocrine disorders. Fellows and faculty routinely see patients with:

Growth Disorders:

  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Children Born Small for Gestational Age
  • Idiopathic Short Stature
  • Overgrowth Syndromes
  • Obesity
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Russell-Silver Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • CHARGE Syndrome

Diabetes Mellitus and Other Pancreatic Disorders:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • MODY Diabetes
  • Medication-Induced Diabetes
  • Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Thyroid Disorders:

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Graves Disease
  • Neonatal Graves Disease
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroid Cancer

Pubertal Disorders and Disorders of the Reproductive System:

  • Precocious Puberty
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism
  • Primary Gonadal Failure
  • Klinefelter’s Syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Disorders of Sexual Development

Adrenal Disorders:

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Addison’s Disease and other causes of Adrenal Insufficiency

Bone Disease and Calcium Metabolism:

  • Hypocalcemia/Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypercalcemia/Hyperparathyroidism
  • Rickets
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

Disorders of Lipid Metabolism:

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Endocrine Tumor Syndromes:

  • MEN 1 & 2

During all three years, fellows have twice weekly morning sessions of continuity clinic where they see their patients for scheduled appointments. These sessions are designed to mimic an attending schedule but with additional time for precepting and teaching. The 1st year clinical experience is subdivided into 6-9 months of inpatient service and 3-6 months of outpatient experience. During the 2nd and 3rd year, outpatient clinical experience is limited to the continuity clinic and longitudinal follow-up of patients. 2nd year fellows have up to three months of inpatient service and 3rd year fellows have up to one month of inpatient service.