Program Details
Program Chief: Mary Ann Banerji, MD, FACP
Program Director: Agneiszka Gliwa, MD
Administrator: Velda J. Jones
Address: 450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1205
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone: 718 270-6324
Fax: 718 270-1699
E-mail: u
Number of first year fellows 4 fellows-PGY 4-5
Number of second year fellows 4 fellows-PGY5-6

at SUNY-Downstate and Kings County Hospital Center
Mary Ann Banerji, MD
Agneiszka Gliwa, MD
Nathaniel Winer, MD
Lisel Hope, MD
Samy McFarlane, MD

2 at Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital
2 at Woodhull Medical Center
2 at Maimonides Medical Center

Hospitals fellows rotate to

University Hospital of Brooklyn
Kings County Hospital Center
VHA- NY Harbor-Health Care System-Brooklyn Campus
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 VHA - NY Harbor-Health Care System, Brooklyn Campus on a rotating basis. At each site they attend 3 or 4 clinics per week, 3 clinics at SUNY, 4 clinics at KCHC, 6 clinics at VHA-Brooklyn, 4 clinics at Maimonides, 3 clinics at Woodhull .All fellows attend a single weekly continuity clinic for the duration of the [2-year] fellowship. 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 as well as Flatbush Diabetes has been studied. An ongoing NIH multicenter trial is studying comparative effectiveness of diabetes medicines. The use of exercise in obesity and diabetes is also an interest. 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.

Evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia in men; optimal replacement of Vitamin D is a major research focus.

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. Active participation in Quality Improvement [QI] meetings give an opportunity for fellows to be part of health care improvement programs. Fellows will be encouraged to attend one national meeting during each academic year of their fellowship. A stipend is available to defray some of the cost of the meeting. Seniors all attend a Board Review Course as well as an Endocrine University Meeting at the Mayo Clinic.

Description of the educational aspects and advantage of the program

Our fellow graduate not just with a degree, but with a resume with a good background in diverse endocrine.

Application information

Download application from the Electronic Residency Application Service - ERAS

Contact: Velda J. Jones
Address : SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1205
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone : 718 270-6324
Fax : 718 270-1699