The Fellowship Training Program is based in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Genetics in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The Program is of two years duration with an emphasis on training in clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Candidates for training should be board eligible or certified in internal medicine.
The major training sites include the University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center (KCVA).
The major focus is on outpatient and inpatient consultations and management, of diseases of Endocrinology from all medical and surgical disciplines. An experience is provided in the areas of diabetes, general endocrinology, osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases as well as reproductive endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology.
While our thrust of training is toward developing clinical practitioners in diabetes and endocrinology, a research experience is also required and encouraged. Research experiences may be acquired in conjunction with one of the Endocrinology faculty, or with a basic scientist from the School of Medicine working in conjunction with the division of Endocrinology. Clinical trials of agents for the treatment of diabetes, osteoporosis and dyslipidemia are gained by participating in ongoing trails in the division. Research interests of the faculty include the epidemiology of osteoporosis, disorders of vitamin D, the association of vascular dysfunction and osteoporosis, glycemic control in the acute hospital setting and associated outcomes, Von-Hippel Lindau syndrome characterization and natural history, and selective estrogen receptor modulators in dyslipidemia.
In addition to training in the discipline of endocrinology, fellows are expected to participate in the education of medical students in physical diagnosis, and in education of students, interns and residents who rotate through the endocrinology service.
The overall objective of the program is to produce well-trained, competent, compassionate physicians who are certified by the ABIM in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and who will be committed to life-long learning, becoming medical pillars in their communities.
Leland Graves, III, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Genetics