Message from the Temple Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director
On behalf of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Temple University Hospital, I would like to thank you for your interest in our Fellowship Program. We are confident that our fellowship program is one of the best clinical training programs in the country. We take pride in our highly structured educational environment. In addition to extensive “bedside” teaching, we host a number of regular educational conferences including weekly journal club, clinical case conference, endocrine grand rounds, medicine grand rounds, and a core curriculum lecture series. We also have monthly multidisciplinary Thyroid & Parathyroid and Pituitary conferences. A twice-monthly seminar offers fellows further exposure to insulin pump management, CGM interpretation, DEXA interpretation and in depth review of modules from the Endocrine Society Fellows Training Series.
The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has enjoyed progressive growth over the past several years with addition of faculty and clinic locations. The spectrum of academic faculty ranges from nationally and internationally recognized senior faculty to dynamic junior faculty; several physician scientists are active in both basic and clinical research and there is also a strong emphasis on clinical medicine. Our program has benefitted from this growth; there are 15 faculty members who teach our endocrine fellows at our main campus, outlying clinics, and affiliated sites. Faculty areas of expertise cover a wide spectrum, including general endocrinology, diabetes, lipids, obesity and metabolic bone disorders. Education of fellows, along with residents and students, is a priority for us. Several members of the faculty have received distinguished teaching awards. Our faculty prides itself in being friendly, approachable, and committed to education, patient care, and research.
Fellows are actively involved in the inpatient endocrine consult service at Temple University Hospital on the main Health Science Campus. They also have a more limited presence in the inpatient endocrine consult service at Temple Health’s Jeanes Hospital. In addition to sub-subspecialty clinic exposure in faculty clinics, fellows see their own patient in two half-day continuity clinics per week: one devoted to diabetes and one to general endocrinology. Fellows follow their own panel of patients throughout their training, a responsibility that enhances their clinical experience. Several of our faculty members have clinics devoted to performing thyroid ultrasound and US-guided thyroid FNA providing a great learning environment for our fellows. We have many patients on insulin pump and CGM therapy and we do frequent CGMS studies in our clinic. There is significant exposure to DEXA studies with faculty who are certified in reading these studies.
In addition to attending the inpatient consult services and outpatient endocrinology clinics on the Health Science Campus, fellows also participate In faculty clinics in Center City and suburban locations. Additional affiliated locations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as well as a Reproductive Endocrinology site. Rotations on the Health Science Campus include Nuclear Medicine (scans and I-131 treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer) and Gestational Diabetes clinics. Fellows have exposure to the Temple Diabetes Education Program that is staffed by experienced Diabetes Educators and Nutritionists.
The Temple University Hospital endocrinology fellowship offers diverse opportunities for scholarly activity and research. Several of our faculty members are highly regarded researchers with track records of quality research, funding and publications. Our fellows consistently present their work at national meetings of the Endocrine Society, AACE, ADA and ATA as well as the local Philadelphia Endocrine Society and Temple’s own trainee research symposium. Though our fellowship program has a clinical emphasis, we expect our fellows to develop an understanding of research methods, participate in quality improvement projects and encourage them to be involved in a research project, if interested.
We feel that our fellowship program prepares our graduates for career success. Over the years, our fellowship graduates have chosen both academic and clinical practice positions. We are extremely proud of the proficiency of our fellowship program graduates, as demonstrated by their excellent ABIM Endocrinology board scores as well as the successful careers they have built for themselves.
Again, we appreciate your interest.
Jonathan R. Anolik, MD, FACE, FACP
Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Medicine