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The Children's Hospital at Downstate

Pediatric Endocrinology Program

This program is a collaborative effort between the SUNY Downstate University and Maimonides Infants and Children's hospital of Brooklyn- both of which are located in Brooklyn, NY. The Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program, was recently reaccredited by the ACGME in 2007. Our program is an exciting opportunity for pediatricians interested in training in endocrinology. The program runs several state-of-the-art clinics staffed by 4 Pediatric Endocrine board certified faculty members, ample access to a breadth of pathology in endocrinology and a busy pediatric diabetes program. We also have highly successful programs in clinical research involving growth, puberty, diabetes and obesity. This is a three-year program with special emphasis on training in clinical care and clinical research. Successful trainees will be eligible for board certification in Pediatric Endocrinology. The first year of this program is an extensive experience dedicated to clinical training in pediatric endocrinology. The second and third years are focused on research training - in either patient-oriented or basic laboratory research.

The three-year fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed two to three years of training in an accredited residency program and are eligible for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination. Interested applicants should forward the following application material:

  1. Completed application
  2. At least three (3) letters of reference
  3. A personal statement describing career goals and reasons for continuing training in pediatric endocrinology
  4. Dean's letter
  5. Medical school transcript
  6. Documentation of participation in, and potential completion of, a pediatric residency training program in the United States or equivalent
  7. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE taken within the seven year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or equivalent scores
  8. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship
  9. If not a citizen of the United States or permanent resident, copy of current, appropriate visa

Contact Information
Program Director & Division chief Contact Person
Vatcharapan Umpaichitra, MD
Vatcharapan Umpaichitra, MD
Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes
445 Lenox Road, Box 49
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Tel: (718) 283-8894 e-mail: