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Endocrinology/Diabetes Fellowship

Our three-year fellowship program in the Department of Pediatrics allows for strong clinical training and excellent research opportunities across the broad spectrum of endocrinology and diabetes.

Education and Training

Our fellows play an integral role in educating the residents and medical students rotating through our division.


Our faculty members are involved in a number of clinical, translational and research projects. Each fellow develops and completes a research project with the help of a faculty mentor or mentors. Past and current fellow projects include:

  • the effects of methylphenidate on energy intake in obese teenagers
  • associations between serum sphingolipids and adipocytokines with insulin resistance in obese adolescents
  • comparison of fasting lipid profiles in preschoolers with and without diabetes and the effects of nutritional counseling on lipid panels
  • effects of enhanced nutritional counseling on BMI percentile in children newly diagnosed with T1DM
  • mechanisms by which sphinogosine-1-phosphate regulates hormone sensitive lipase in adipocytes derived from 3T3-L1 cells
  • the effects of treatment of vitamin D deficiency/ insufficiency on insulin resistance in obese children and adolescents
  • oral health in adolescents with obesity, with and without Type 2 diabetes and salivary inflammatory markers of obesity
  • effects of intranasal insulin on desire to eat in healthy men
  • incidence of hematuria after growth hormone stimulation testing
  • testosterone concentrations in young pubertal and postpubertal obese males

Patient Care

Our current fellows evaluate and treat patients with:

  • neonatal diabetes
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • monogenic diabetes
  • hyperinsulinism
  • insulin resistance
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • obesity
  • adrenal insufficiency
  • hypo- and hyperthyroidism
  • pituitary dysfunction
  • short and tall stature
  • precocious puberty
  • delayed puberty
  • disorders of calcium and vitamin D metabolism
  • disorders or sexual differentiation
  • androgen insensitivity and other rare endocrine conditions and syndromes


Our well-established fellowship training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

For a general description of pediatric endocrinology please see the CoPS (Council of Pediatric Subspecialists) website.

For further information about Pediatric Endocrinology please see the Pediatric Endocrine Society website.

To Apply

The postdoctoral education prerequisite is three years of general pediatric residency training in an ACGME-certified program. Candidates should apply through ERAS and enter the Pediatric Endocrinology Match through NRMP. Pediatric Endocrinology joined the Fall Match for the first time for academic year 2016. 

In your personal statement please tell us about yourself, your interest in endocrinology, long-term plans and specific fellowship training goals. Applicants must provide letters of recommendation from their chair of pediatrics and two other faculty members (preferably at least one endocrinologist) with whom you have worked during the past two years. Candidates are required to visit Buffalo for personal interviews with members of the faculty and to meet with current fellows.

Selection criteria will include an excellent residency performance record and goals consistent with those of our Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact:

Program Administrator

Maria Prokop

Fellowship Program Administrator

Phone: (716) 878-7867; Fax: (716) 878-7185



Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes
1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0170
Fax: (716) 323-0297

Program Director

Bethin, Kathleen

Kathleen Bethin, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

UBMD Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes, 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0170; Fax: (716) 323-0297


Associate Program Director

Mastrandrea, Lucy

Lucy Mastrandrea, MD, PhD

Associate Professor; Associate Chief, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes

UBMD Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes, 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0170; Fax: (716) 323-0297


Our Current Fellows

Shilpa Kumta

Shilpa Kumta, MBBS

Medical School: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences; Residency: Brooklyn Hospital Center - Weill Cornell Medical College; Hometown: Mumbai, India

Leena Mamilly

Leena Mamilly, MD

Medical School: University of Aleppo School of Medicine; Residency: Children‘s Hospital of New Orleans; Hometown: Aleppo, Syria

Diana Miller

Diana Miller, MD

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Residency: University of Rochester; Hometown: Red Bank, NJ

Lina Saadeh

Lina Saadeh, MD

Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine; Residency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan; Hometown: Irbid, Jordan

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This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).