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:

  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Gestational
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Lipid Elective
  • Pituitary/Neuroendocrine (MSKCC)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology (Male)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology (Female)
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Thyroid Cytology
  • Transgender Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Diabetes Pumps/CGMs:
  • Obesity
  • Adrenal

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:

Tania Al Shamy, MD - Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences Program (Internal Medicine
Yasmine Elamir, MD - Ross University School of Medicine
Kruti Patel, MD - St. George's University School of Medicine 

Second Year Fellows:

Katherine Lopez Gordillo, MD - Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West; Universidad Libre de Cali Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Tai Ho Shin, MD, SUNY Downstate; Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 
Pinar Smith, MD, MacNeal Hospital; University of Virginia School of Medicine


Fellowship Graduate



Blase, Bryan


Ochsner Health System, New Orleans NYU Langone Health Brooklyn

De Alwis, Sonia


SUNY Downstate Murray Hill Medical Group

Kalkan, Esra


Mount Sinai St. Luke's/West Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Feffer, Jill


Murray Hill Medical Group/teaching responsibilities Langone Medical Center, NYU

Munshi, Lubna


Attending Physician, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Sun, Simeng


Attending Physician, LehighValley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Sanchez, Jose


Faculty, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Summachiwakij, Sarawut


Practice in Bangkok, Thailand

Zubatov, Yelena


Private Practice, Westchester, NY

Franco, Alberto


Faculty, Metropolitan Hospital

Sinha, Nandita


Private Practice associated with Montefiore in Westchester, NY

Perez Mata, Francisco 


Private Practice, FL

Ong, Erwyn


Private Practice, Presbyterian Medical Group, Rio Rancho, NM

Sonmez, Hallis


Faculty, NYU Langone Medical Center

Kausel, Ana 


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

Chen, Zijian


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

Patel, Ronak


Private Practice, Atlantic Medical Group, Morristown, NJ

Altiner, Sinan


Practice in Turkey

Pareek, Ashutok


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

Romero, Carla


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

Pal, Aastha


Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine, MSSL

Seth, Amit


Private Practice, Northwood Medical Center, Belleville, NJ

Feng, Yun


Private Practice,  New York, NY

Dodell, Gregory


Central Park Endocrinology, NY, NY

Alfonso, Bianca


Private Practice, Miami, FL

Araki, Takako


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

Divi, Rama


Olmstead Medical Center, Rochester, MN

Cadag, Stefan


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

Parikh, Grishma


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. 

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

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

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

Maria Brito, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Zijian Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Daniel Donovan, MD
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)



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.