Endocrinology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

Our fellowship training program provides an outstanding and balanced educational experience in the biology and pathophysiology of endocrine disease. The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases is supported by a dedicated staff of Attending Physicians, certified diabetes educators, nutritionist and nurse practitioners. Our faculty, facilities, and curriculum provide fellows with both excellent clinical training and research experience. As part of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Division is closely integrated with the Mount Sinai Campus, broadening opportunity for collaboration, research, and clinical experience.

Graduates of our program possess excellent clinical judgment, excellent skills, and a high order of knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of endocrine disorders. They learn to treat patients and their families with respect and compassion and possess a high level of professional integrity.

First-Year Fellows

First-year fellows are responsible for inpatient consultations and participate in Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Clinic. The inpatient experience consists of consultations at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and Mount Sinai West.  Fellows are exposed to a full range of endocrine and metabolic disorders, including: 

  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction and tumors
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Parathyroid dysfunction
  • Adrenal gland hypo/hyper activity
  • Diseases of ovaries and testes
  • Fluid/Electrolyte abnormalities
  • Nutrition Support / Parenteral Nutrition

During the first year of training, fellows work with a specialized Diabetes Team of physicians, nurses and nutritionists learning to provide rapid, optimal and comprehensive care to diabetic inpatients and clinic patients.  In doing so, they become familiar with the various modalities of diabetes treatment, including multiple injection therapy, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. 

Second-Year Fellows

In the second year, fellows participate in a variety of additional experiences including the following possible rotations:

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic
  • Male and Female Reproductive Endocrinology Clinics
  • Pituitary Clinic
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Therapy
  • Thyroid sonography and FNA Clinic
  • Thyroid cytopathology
  • Bone density interpretation

The remainder of the second year is devoted to a research project chosen by the fellow in partnership with a large number of potential mentors throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. This choice is best made during the first year so that a full year’s experience can be gained resulting in a useful body of work.

Academic and Educational Resources

All fellows attend various conferences throughout the academic year at MSBI, MS St. Luke’s, MSW, and on the main uptown Mount Sinai campus. These include Clinical Case Discussions, Endocrine Curriculum Conferences, Journal Clubs, multidisciplinary Endocrine and Head and Neck Surgery Thyroid/Parathyroid Conferences, Adrenal Conferences, and Pituitary Conferences.  Fellows meet with the Division Chief weekly to discuss patient cases and ongoing projects and to assess progress.

The overall goal for our Fellowship Training Program is to produce independently functioning and continuously improving Endocrinologists with an understanding of the science and art of medicine; to measure how trainees meet these expectations we have set our specific goals for each rotation and our evaluation system around the ACGME fundamental goals and outcomes which stretch across all specialties.


The program fulfills all of the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine for sub- specialty training. Fellows are “board-eligible” after the second year of training.

 Fellows participating in a simulation session for ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration technique of thyroid nodules
Fellows participating in a simulation session for ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration technique of thyroid nodules.

First Year Fellows:

Bryan Blase, MD – Ochsner Health System, New Orleans
Sonia De Alwis, MD – SUNY Downstate
Esra Kalkan, MD – Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/West

Second Year Fellows:

Jill Brett Feffer, - Hofstra/NorthShore-LIJ
Lubna Munshi, MD - Monmouth Medical Center, NJ
Simeng Sun, MD - Mount Sinai Beth Israel


Fellowship Graduate

Years

Position

Sanchez, Jose

2015-2017

Faculty, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Summachiwakij, Sarawut

2015-2017

Practice in Bangkok, Thailand

Zubatov, Yelena

2015-2017

Private Practice, Westchester, NY

Franco, Alberto

2014-2016

Faculty, Metropolitan Hospital

Sinha, Nandita

2014-2016

Private Practice associated with Montefiore in Westchester, NY

Perez Mata, Francisco 

2014-2016

Private Practice, FL

Ong, Erwyn

2013-2015

Private Practice, Presbyterian Medical Group, Rio Rancho, NM

Sonmez, Hallis

2013-2015

Faculty, NYU Langone Medical Center

Kausel, Ana 

2013-2015

St. Peter’s Health Partners Hospital, Albany, NY

Chen, Zijian

2012-2014

Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Health Network, MSBI

Patel, Ronak

2012-2014

Private Practice, Atlantic Medical Group, Morristown, NJ

Altiner, Sinan

2012-2014

Practice in Turkey

Pareek, Ashutok

2011-2013

Private Practice, North Shore Medical Group, Salem, MA. 

Romero, Carla

2011-2013

Formerly Icahn School of Medicine MSBI Faculty. Currently in Private Practice, New Hyde Park, NY

Pal, Aastha

2011-2013

Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine, MSSL

Seth, Amit

2010-2012

Private Practice, Northwood Medical Center, Belleville, NJ

Feng, Yun

2010-2012

Private Practice,  New York, NY

Dodell, Gregory

2010-2012

Central Park Endocrinology, NY, NY

Alfonso, Bianca

2009-2011

Private Practice, Miami, FL

Araki, Takako

2009-2011

Faculty, University of Minnesota, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Divi, Rama

2009-2011

Olmstead Medical Center, Rochester, MN

Cadag, Stefan

2008-2010

Formerly Icahn School of Medicine MSBI Faculty. Currently Private Practice in Los Alamitos, CA

Parikh, Grishma

2008-2010

Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health Network

The Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease is staffed by dedicated and enthusiastic clinicians and seasoned researchers who are committed to training specialists in the field.

Andrea Dunaif, MD
Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Mount Sinai Health System
Professor of Medicine 

Terry F. Davies, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 
Francis Baumritter Professor of Medicine

Jeanine Albu, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s West
Professor of Medicine

Michael Via, MD
Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Deena Adimoolam, MD
Associate Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Robert S. Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Natalia Branis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Maria Brito, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Zijian Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Ashita Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Sophia Hu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Se-Min Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Carmen Pal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Jerome Tolbert, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Barnett Zumoff, MD
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

 






Research opportunities for fellows are available in:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • General Endocrinology
  • Public Health

The Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and accepts only online applications submitted thru the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) found here.

All applicants must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency and have been declared board-eligible in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

All applicants must have either US citizenship or a valid visa.