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Section of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Fellowship Program



Temple Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director

Message from the Temple Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director

On behalf of our entire Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Temple University Hospital, I would like to thank you for your interest in our Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship Program.

The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Temple has enjoyed a period of growth and transition over the past decade. The Section Chief, the Fellowship Director, as well as several faculty members were recruited from well-regarded academic institutions in the country. The fellowship program has benefitted from this growth and currently has more than 15 academic faculty involved in the teaching of our endocrine fellows both at our main campus as well as affiliated teaching sites. The spectrum of academic faculty ranges from nationally and internationally recognized senior faculty to dynamic junior faculty; from fully funded physician scientists to clinical researchers and clinician educators. Their area of expertise also covers the entire spectrum of endocrinology. Our faculty are great educators as demonstrated by several teaching wards they received over the years at Temple. Our faculty is friendly, approachable, and committed to fellow education

Fellows provide endocrine consult service coverage to Temple University Hospital’s main campus as well as have limited presence at the Temple Health’s Jeanes Hospital endocrine consult service. In addition to sub-subspecialty clinic exposure, fellows have two half-day continuity clinics a week, 1 for diabetes and 1 for general endocrinology. Fellows follow their own panel of patients throughout their training, greatly enhancing their clinical experience. Our Section owns its own thyroid ultrasound machine and 4 of our faculty perform both thyroid ultrasound and US-guided FNA which provides a great learning environment for our fellows. Our section is also active in the use of insulin pumps as well as continuous blood glucose monitoring (CGM) which is also a great learning opportunity for fellows.


Within Temple Health affiliated institutions, they rotate at Fox Chase Cancer Center (for Thyroid and other Endocrine Cancers), at Jeanes Hospital clinics, St. Christopher’s Hospital (Pediatric Endocrinology) as well as at a Temple affiliated Reproductive Endocrinology site. They also get exposure and rotations at Nuclear Medicine (including DEXA scan) & Gestational Diabetes Clinics. The section also runs a diabetes education program fully staffed with Diabetes Educators and Nutritionists to which fellows also get exposed.

We feel that our fellowship program is one of the best clinical training programs in the country. Our fellowship program takes pride in its highly structured educational environment. In addition to all the clinical teaching in the above described rotations, we have 5 weekly consistently run weekly educational sessions which include journal club, clinical case conference, endocrine grand rounds, medicine grand rounds and endocrine fellows core curriculum lecture series. We also have a once a month multidisciplinary Thyroid & Parathyroid conference.

Research is a required part of fellowship and the opportunities are tremendous. Several of our faculty are highly regarded researchers with track records of funding and publications. Our fellows consistently present their work at national meetings of Endocrine Society, AACE, ADA and ATA. Though our fellowship program is primarily a clinical program, we are willing to explore opportunities for a 3rd year of research training for those interested in a career in clinical investigation.

We feel that our fellowship programs prepare fellows to be successful in whatever career direction they chose to go. Over the years, our fellowship graduates have gone into various career paths including academic medicine, hospital based endocrinologists as well as private practice.

We are extremely proud of the proficiency of our fellowship graduates, as demonstrated by their ABIM Endocrinology board scores of 9th and 10th deciles in the last 5 years as well as by the successful careers they have built.

Again, we appreciate your interest.


Elias S. Siraj, MD, FACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital


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