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Endocrinology

Program Chief: Mary Ann Banerji, MD, FACP
Program Director: Agneiszka Gliwa, MD
Administrator: Joy Harville-Dotts
Address: 450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1205
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone: 718 270 6324, 718 270-1698
Fax: 718 270-1699
E-mail: Joy.Dotts@downstate.edu
Number of first year fellows 3-4 fellows-PGY 4-5
Number of second year fellows 3-4 fellows-PGY5-6
Attendings at SUNY-Downstate and Kings County Hospital Center
Mary Ann Banerji, MD
Agneiszka Gliwa, MD
Nathaniel Winer, MD
Lisel Loney-Hutchinson, MD
Samy McFarlane, MD

2 at Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital
2 at Woodhull Medical Center
1 at Maimonides Medical Center
Hospitals fellows rotate to University Hospital of Brooklyn
Kings County Hospital Center
Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital
Maimonides Medical Center
Woodhull Medical Center
Sample schedule for 1 and 2 year year fellows Fellows are assigned to the SUNY-Downstate- Kings County Hospital Center Campus, Maimonides Medical Center, Woodhull Medical Center and to the Brooklyn VA Campus on a rotating basis. At each site they attend 3 or 4 clinics per week, 3 clinics at SUNY-KCHC, 4 clinics at BVA, 4 clinics at Maimonides, 3 clinics at Woodhull .Accommodations are made in the scheduling for continuity clinics for each fellow. Fellows are also required to do inpatient consultations in Endocrinology and Metabolism in each of the respective hospitals.

Fellows are required to identify a faculty research mentor and start at least one research project in the first year. Research activities to continue throughout the fellowships.

Research interests of the division Diabetes Mellitus- Diabetes Mellitus has been a major focus of research for the last 25 years. The role of insulin resistance, body composition, and beta cell function in Type 2 Diabetes has been studied. Longitudinal studies assessing the role of microalbuminuria and its relationship to diabetic nephropathy is ongoing. Numerous studies have also evaluated new pharmacotherapies in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.

Multiple research projects also take place at the osteoporosis centers at all sites, including collaborative epideimological studies.

Thyroid- Functions of Thyroxine Binding Proteins and the Euthyroid Sick Syndrome are being studied at a clinical as well as basic science levels.

Evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia in men are major research interest particularly at BVAH.

Conference schedule Brooklyn Endocrine Club, a weekly conference, attended by Endocrinologists from affiliated hospitals is held Monday afternoons. The format includes lecture by invited speakers or case conferences. The last Monday of each month is reserved for Journal Club.

Case conferences are held at the end of the clinics with discussions and follow-up details on interesting cases between faculty and fellows.

Weekly fellows’ conferences: special sessions geared towards fellows education in areas of research planning, statistical methodology and board exam preparation.

Description of the educational aspects and advantage of the program Every effort is given to develop a fellow project which will result in an abstract that can be represented at one of the national Endocrine meetings at the end of the second year of fellowship. Fellows will be encouraged to attend one national meeting during the second year of their fellowship. A stipend is available to defray some of the cost of the meeting.
Description of the educational aspects and advantage of the program Our fellow graduate not just with a degree, but  with a resume.
Application information Dowload application from the Electronic Residency Application Service - ERAS.
(http://www.aamc.org/programs/eras/)
Contact : Joy Harville-Dotts
Address : SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1205
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone : 718 270-6324
Fax : 718 270-1699