Thank you for your interest in the CU Diabetes Fellowship training program!
We offer a carefully designed curriculum with comprehensive training in all types of diabetes, complications, and comorbidities, in diverse clinical settings with outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching and mentorship. Our main clinical sites include the University of Colorado Hospital and clinics, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and Denver Health Medical Center. The University of Colorado is consistently ranked among the top hospitals for Diabetes and Endocrinology in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Our fellows receive in-depth clinical training in the multiple facets of diabetes care during their fellowship year, and we have some flexibility to tailor the fellowship experience to specific clinical interests of each fellow. Please feel free to contact anyone on our team for more information about our fellowship program:
I did my endocrinology fellowship training at the University of Colorado and joined the faculty at the Denver VA Medical Center for the first part of my career. I moved my clinical and academic work back to the University of Colorado Hospital in 2012.
I see patients in the Endocrine Clinic at UCH, and I serve as Director of the Glucose Management Team at the University of Colorado Hospital. I teach medical students, house staff and fellows, lead clinical trials and QI projects, and I help design, oversee safety, and work on endpoint adjudication for clinical trials at CPC Clinical Research. I was born in Austin, Texas, and moved around the US and the world a lot as a kid, including Malaysia, and Taiwan where I graduated from high school. I’ve also lived in California (Pomona College), New York (medical school at the University of Rochester), and Utah (residency and chief residency at the University of Utah).
I have two dogs, and I love the outdoors.
I have had the good fortune to be able to train and live in different parts of the world. I did my undergraduate degree in Massachusetts (Brandeis University), medical school training in Israel and the United States (Medical School for International Health in collaboration with Columbia University), masters of public health in Maryland (Bloomberg School of Public Health), Internal Medicine residency in New York (Jacobi Medical Center), clinical research fellowship in New York (Montefiore Medical Center), and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship in Colorado (University of Colorado).I joined the faculty at the University of Colorado (Endocrine division) in 2011 and at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes in 2014. I am the Director of the Pregnancy and Women’s Health Clinic at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Adult Clinic (https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/barbara-davis-center-for-diabetes/patient-care/adult-clinic#ac-pregnancy-clinic-3). I conduct clinical trials in therapeutics and advanced technologies in diabetes both in and outside of pregnancy.
I joined the Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes practice at the University of Colorado Hospital outpatient practice in the fall of 1994, working as a medical assistant in the practice. I quickly advanced into leadership roles in the clinic both in the front and back offices and soon developed an interest in patient affairs coordination and education.
Through the years, I have worked directly with the thyroid nodule and cancer providers, developing a national recognized patient care and educational program for physicians and advance practice providers. I have been honored to speak at the Thyroid Cancer Survivors International Symposium on a number of occasions and have been the acting liaison nfor the local support group over the past four years.
I am proud to now be joining the administrative team in the School of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes office to coordinate the diabetes fellowship, thyroid oncology fellowship along with the coordination of the Endocrinology Grand Rounds and Research Conference.I strongly believe where a seed is planted, new life can grow with the right formula of care and nurturing.
The University of Colorado Diabetes Fellowship provided an incredible opportunity to receive specialty training in diabetes care. With outpatient and inpatient experiences at a variety of sites (community, VA, academic tertiary referral centers) I felt equipped to provide nuanced management of diabetes and its associated comorbidities and complications. The breadth of sites allows ample opportunity to develop expertise in not only diabetes medications, but also cutting-edge diabetes technology.
In addition to being exceptional teachers, the faculty are dedicated to diabetes care and research with many leaders in the field nationally and internationally. Not to mention being all-around great people who are fun to work with. I can't recommend this program highly enough! Currently I practice outpatient diabetology within the University of Colorado Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. This opportunity was only possible because of the excellent training I received in fellowship.
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to do the Diabetes Fellowship at the University of Colorado. It really had all that I was looking for. The fellowship allowed me to become very confident in managing all types of diabetes from the perspective of several settings: community health, VA, University and the Barbara Davis Center. The faculty were all very invested and amazing at tailoring the program according to my needs and desires. I was able to also work in the neuropathy, lipid, pregnancy, optometry, podiatry and other clinics that allowed me to strengthen my skills in different areas.
I can't imagine a place where I could have received more hands on training with CGM and insulin pump technology than here. I can't thank the staff enough for making this fellowship happen. Currently I work in a family practice group where I split my time seeing patients as their primary care provider and others for diabetes consults.