Endocrinology - Fellowship

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Welcome to Pediatric Endocrinology!

The University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) offer a three-year fellowship in pediatric endocrinology. In addition, the fellowship can be extended into a four-year fellowship if a fellow is doing a combined pediatric and adult endocrinology fellowship. Children's Colorado is a freestanding children's hospital with a full affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine for training pediatric residents and fellows. Children’s Hospital Colorado is a top 10 best children’s hospital in the country and the Department of Endocrinology is consistently ranked within the top 15 best programs in the United States. We serve a diverse population from a large catchment area in addition to Colorado including Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and New Mexico. The fellowship is fully accredited by the American Medical Association, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Program Aims:

  • To prepare future pediatric endocrinologists to provide innovative, patient-centered, comprehensive, high quality, evidence-based care for pediatric patients and families.
  • To prepare future pediatric endocrinologists to focus on promoting patient safety and quality improvement.  To prepare future pediatric endocrinologists to communicate consistently and effectively with patients, families, and referring providers, enabling them to serve as a resource across the state and country.
  • To provide structured mentoring to help future pediatric endocrinologists develop their optimal career paths.  To provide outstanding opportunities in conducting and disseminating (basic science, translational, clinical, educational) research and quality improvement methodology that prepare fellows for successful careers in academic pediatrics.
  • To promote a collaborative culture and develop (or create or ensure) program safeguards which will foster individual wellness, and to teach trainees strategies to build resilience and minimize burnout.
    To build and maintain an infrastructure to recruit diverse fellows and provide an inclusive learning environment that promotes and celebrates differences.

 

Scope of Clinical Training

Training for fellows in pediatric endocrinology involves intensive clinical training in all aspects of clinical pediatric endocrinology. The large volume and broad range of endocrine pathology seen by Children’s Hospital endocrinologists ensures an optimal clinical experience for endocrine fellows.

  • Fellows will be trained in the following areas:
  • Endocrine focused history and physical examination
  • Interpretation of growth charts
  • Performance and interpretation of endocrine related diagnostic tests
  • Care of patients in the outpatient, inpatient and intensive care 

The 1st year of the fellowship consists of clinical training and incorporates some preparation for the 2nd year, while the 2nd and 3rd years consist mainly of research with some clinical training (continuity clinics, inpatient consultation). During year one of the clinical track you will identify an area of research interest and a mentor for pursuit during the second year.

Expectations/Responsibilities

  • Fellows will communicate with attending physicians and consulting services
  • Fellows assume progressive responsibility for patient care
  • Fellows are expected to actively seek the most up-to[date information to guide practice
  • Fellows take an active role in teaching of medical students and residents through bedside teaching and the participation in bedside teaching
  • Fellow progress will be assess through a Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)

Supervision

All fellows are directly supervised by faculty members (CHCO, UCH, or BDC) specific to that rotation and by the inpatient consult attending for the inpatient consultation rotation. This attending physician shall be available at all times to the endocrine fellow. It is the responsibility of the fellow to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with the attending physician as well as other members of the Endocrine Faculty. At each stage of training, the goal is to provide a level of supervision that ensures patient safety and maximizes education while promoting the trainee’s sense of independence and autonomy

Clinical Schedule

  • Clinical activity occurs at Children’s Hospital Colorado, University Colorado Hospital or The Barbara Davis Center
  • Fellows spend a total of 6 months on the inpatient service, 4 in the first year, 1 in the second year and 1 in the last year
  • Fellows spend 4-5 months in their first year in outpatient medicine including endocrine clinics, diabetes clinics and a month of adult endocrinology
  • Continuity clinic begins in the first year of fellowship allowing fellows to follow a cohort of patients

Call Responsibility

Call for pediatric endocrine fellows are at home call.  They are required to answer phone calls from parents of patients, outpatient phone consults and inpatient consults.  They rarely have to go into the hospital for an urgent consult.  First year pediatric endocrine fellows take call up to 10 days per month, including one weekend.  Second and third year pediatric endocrine fellows take care up to 7 days per month, including one weekend. 

Conferences

Fellows are expected to attend the following conferences during the fellowship program: 

Case Conference – 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
Conference includes pediatric endocrine fellows and pediatric endocrine faculty.  Cases are brought by both fellows and faculty for discussion and review.  Fellows present a more formal case with a detailed literature search 6 times per year during their first year.  This is also the forum for discussion of topics related to the laboratory.  

Journal club is a component of this conference. Second- and third-year fellows present 2-3 times per year. Journals are reviewed by the presenter to identify articles that are pertinent to pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. Reviewers select 3-5 articles for detailed discussion. Fellows are encouraged to select 2-3 articles for more in depth discussion of study design, statistics, and interpretation of results. This facilitates skill in critical reading of the literature, analysis of study design, statistics, extrapolation of research studies to clinical care of children with diabetes and other endocrine problems.

Diabetes Conference – Tuesday 12-1 pm (excludes 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesdays)
Conference includes pediatric endocrine fellows and pediatric diabetes faculty.  Endocrine fellows present in the conference annually.  Topics include research in progress, clinical topics related to diabetes care, instruction on effective reading of the literature. 

Endocrine Grand Rounds – Wednesday 8-9 am 
Conference includes pediatric endocrine fellows and pediatric endocrine faculty, endocrine fellows, and faculty.  Endocrine fellows present once as a first-year fellow.  Topics include challenging endocrine cases, updates to clinical practice of endocrinology, invited speakers from across the country. 

Fellows Academic Half Day 
Conference includes Dr. Barker pediatric endocrine fellows and other endocrine and diabetes faculty members. This conference includes our board review course (Fundamentals of endocrinology), clinical guideline review, review of cases with experts and training in research methods and methods for wellness and resiliency.

Pediatric Endocrine Summer School – (July-August, dates vary)
Conference consists of varied topics pertinent to the clinical care of children with diabetes and other endocrine problems.  Presenters are faculty in the division of pediatric endocrinology and the Barbara Davis Center.  The purpose is to provide a broad overview of the general topics of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes and provide the fellows with a foundation for the clinical care of children with these disorders.

Quarterly Endocrine Meeting (QEM)- Every 3 months Monday 8 am-12 pm
Endocrine and diabetes faculty and fellows attend this conference.  Conference includes an hour of didactic lectures from disciplines throughout the University (radiology, urology, genetics, reproductive endocrinology, etc.), time for morbidity and mortality.  Conference includes an hour for the discussion of disorders of sexual differentiation in a multi-disciplinary team.

Multiple research focused conferences throughout the Medical Campus, including at Children’s Hospital and the Barbara Davis Center – Required as appropriate for mentored research project.

Scope of Research Training

Research is an important component of the pediatric endocrine fellowship program and training in research methods begins in the first year.  The goal is to provide trainees with an intensive introduction to the principles and techniques of clinical or laboratory investigation.

In the first year of fellowship, fellows have 1-2 months dedicated to research to allow for the identification of a mentor and a project. Fellows will then prepare a research proposal with the guidance of the mentor.

  • With the guidance of the fellowship program director and research director, fellows will select a Scholarly Oversight Committee (SOC) in the second half of the first year of fellowship to help oversee the research training period.
  • The SOC is composed of at least 3 faculty members who:
    • Meet with the fellow as a group at least twice per year
    • Assess feasibility of scholarly project 
    • Identify impediments to progress and completion of research program 
    • Provide fellow and mentor feedback and advice about research proposal and progress
    • Review the fellow’s scholarly project to ensure that the research program meets the requirement for sub-board eligibility of ABP 
  • Requirements for the SOC include one pediatric endocrine faculty member, another endocrine faculty member (either pediatric or adult) and a member outside of the divisions of pediatric and adult endocrinology. Additional SOC members may be recruited as needed by the fellow.

During the second and third year of fellowship, fellows are expected to spend around 75-80% of their time working on research projects under the direction and guidance of the fellow’s primary mentor(s).

  • Progress will be assessed by the research mentor, SOC and CCC.
  • Fellows will be encouraged to submit abstracts to national meetings, submit and publish study results and consider submission of grant applications.
  • Under the guidance of the research mentor and SOC, educational courses offered through the Anschutz Medical Campus will be identified and completed.

We require fellows to complete a scholarly work product by the end of the pediatric endocrinology fellowship. While the minimal requirement of success is preparation of a scholarly research proposal, the SOC will regularly assess progress towards completion of experimental studies, submission of abstracts to national meetings, presentations of posters or oral presentations at national meetings, submission and publication of study results, and the submission of grant applications. Members of the SOC are also required to sign-off on the scholarly work and personal statement submitted to the American Board of Pediatrics for board eligibility. 

SOC Timeline

Spring 1st year:   

  • Identify SOC members (February or March once research mentor is identified) 
  • Meet with the SOC to discuss career goals and research plan. 
  • The initial SOC presentation should provide: 
    • Brief summary of research experience prior to fellowship 
    • Brief rationale for choice of mentor and scholarly focus 
    • Summary of scientific background pertinent to project 
    • Initial hypothesis and research aims 
    • Anticipated approach and timeline for project 
    • Preliminary data/progress (if applicable) 
    • Anticipated additional educational training to support project 

Fall/Spring 2nd year/ Fall 3rd year:   

  • Meet with SOC and discuss the following:
    • Brief restatement of scientific question/hypothesis 
    • Summary of data/progress (this should form the bulk of presentation) 
    • Difficulties encountered to date (anticipated and unanticipated) 
    • Modification to hypothesis/approach/timeline 
    • Brief summary of presentations or abstract submissions of research 
    • Anticipated career goals 
    • Job search and interview techniques 

Spring 3rd year: 

  • Conduct final meeting with SOC to review:
    • Personal statement
    • Suggestions for transition to faculty

Current Fellow SOC Projects

3rd Year Fellows:

Lauren Waterman, MD
Research/QI Project: Insulin co-payment costs following the passage of Colorado bill HB21-1307 and the relationship between the cost burden of insulin for patients/families on their behaviors with insulin use (particularly concerns about rationing).
Research/Grant Awards:
Faculty Mentor: Guy Todd Alonso, MD
Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/21597  
Faculty NCBI/NIH Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=todd+alonso

Rachel Sewell, MD
Research/QI Project: 
Research/Grant Awards:
Faculty Mentor: 
Faculty Profile:

2nd Year Fellows:

Ideen Tabatabai, MD
Research/QI Project:
Research/Grant Awards:
Faculty Mentor: Gregory Forlenza, MD
Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/23175  
Faculty NCBI/NIG Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=gregory+forlenza  

Elizabeth Vargas, DO
Research/QI Project: Health disparities in pediatric Latinx patients with type 1 diabetes.
Research/Grant Awards:
Faculty Mentor: Lauren Shomaker, PhD
Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/24702  
Faculty NCBI/NIH Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=lauren+shomaker 

1st Year Fellows:

Currently, the first-year fellows are recruiting their SOC.

Subspecialty-Specific Curriculum

Pediatric endocrine fellows will be trained to become proficient in endocrine-focused history and physical exam skills, interpretation of growth charts, learn appropriate selection, performance, and interpretation of endocrine-related diagnostic tests, and integrate this knowledge base to develop appropriate management plans for patients with endocrine disorders referred for outpatient and inpatient endocrine consultation. During the last two years of the training program, our fellows will become highly skilled in the field of pediatric endocrine research, ready to assume leadership roles in the nation’s biomedical and behavioral research efforts in pediatric endocrinology. Lists of mandatory and recommended conferences are detailed in the Clinical Training Tab.

Pediatric Research

The Department of Pediatrics is a national and international leader in child health research. Our research program consistently ranks among the top three departments of pediatrics nationwide in NIH research funding. Our faculty are active leaders of research initiatives spanning the full range of basic and clinical investigations, ensuring that discoveries made in the laboratory will be translated into tomorrow’s cures.

Much of our research is organized into highly collaborative centers and institutes supported by state-of-the-art facilities that bring diverse expertise and perspectives to bear on challenging aspects of child health. Our faculty are also passionate teachers training students and fellows to become tomorrow’s research leaders.

Learn more about the Department of Pediatrics research milestones, NIH research funding, and recent faculty publications.

Subspecialty-Specific Curriculum

Pediatric endocrine fellows will be trained to become proficient in endocrine-focused history and physical exam skills, interpretation of growth charts, learn appropriate selection, performance and interpretation of endocrine-related diagnostic tests, and integrate this knowledge base to develop appropriate management plans for patients with endocrine disorders referred for outpatient and inpatient endocrine consultation. During the last two years of the training program they will become highly skilled in the field of pediatric endocrine research, ready to assume leadership roles in the nation’s biomedical and behavioral research efforts in pediatric endocrinology. Lists of mandatory and recommended conferences are detailed in the Clinical Training Tab under conferences. 

Additional Learning Opportunities:

Subspecialty Excellence in Educational Leadership & Scholarship (SEELS) Program :

  • The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics is proud of offer the Subspecialty Excellence in Educational Leadership & Scholarship (SEELS) Program  for subspecialty pediatric fellows committed to an academic career in medical education.
  • The SEELS program guides fellows through an 18-month program that   provides research mentorship, coaching, and instruction.
  • The overall  goal of SEELS is to equip these fellows with the necessary knowledge/skills/attitudes for success as future medical educators through educational scholarship and professional identity development, faculty and peer mentorship, and engaging in an educational community of practice.

Pediatric Fellowship Educational Series

This educational series has been developed by the Committee on Fellowship Education to address areas  of scholarly interest common to all pediatric fellows. Nearly 100 sub-specialized physicians in training will attend 5-6 half-day seminars spread across their 3 years of fellowship.

  • Attendance is mandatory and the trainee is excused from clinical responsibilities.
  • In addition to providing core educational material, these sessions allow trainees in different disciplines and throughout the department to meet and interact with one another in an informal and collegial environment.
  • Occurs several times per year throughout fellowship with fellows of different subspecialties

Pediatric Biostatistics for Clinicians Course:

This course is primarily intended for 2nd and 3rd year Department of Pediatrics fellows as part of the comprehensive fellowship educational program. Designed to help fellows to develop an ability to be a critical consumer of the literature and develop familiarity with many commonly used statistical methods.

  • This course comprises for six  2-hour sessions
  • Designed for second year fellows, but any fellow or resident an register for the course.

Advanced Degrees Available at CU:

Masters of Public Health

Masters of Science in Clinical Science

Eligibility

To be considered for admission to our program, applicants must have successfully completed training in a 3-year ACGME-accredited residency program in Pediatrics.

We particularly hope to attract applicants who are motivated and self-directed learners who want to develop academic careers based on excellence in research, scholarship, and clinical pediatric endocrinology. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine.

Required Application Materials

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) - specifically in the Medicine and Pediatric Subspecialty Fall Match. We do not offer any positions outside of the match. To register for the Match in the NRMP’s Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system, please visit the registration page. We accept applications online electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please go to “Applying to Fellowships with ERAS” for registration details. Applicants must register with both NRMP and ERAS. All application material should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Applications should include the following documents:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (including one from the residency program director)
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE (or COMLEX/ECFMG) Transcript
  • Professional Photo

In accordance with University of Colorado School of Medicine and national guidelines, for the current fellowship application cycle (positions starting July 2025), we will offer virtual interviews only (no in-person interviews).  

ERAS Application Timeline

View the ERAS® timeline for the 2025 fellowship application season.

NRMP Fall Match Timeline

View the NRMP Fall Match Timeline for Medicine and Pediatric Subspecialties.

Interview Day

Our fellowship will be conducting virtual interviews this upcoming interview season.  We look forward to sharing our program with you and getting to know more about you!

Interviews will be held mid-August to end of October. The interview day can last anywhere between 8 am to 5 pm MST and will occur via video conference.

On the interview day, candidates will:

  • Gain a broad overview of the program.
  • Meet individually with 4-5 faculty members. 
    • If an individual candidate is interested in meeting with a specific faculty member, we will try to accommodate those requests.
  • Meet with current fellows.
  • Attend an optional pediatric endocrinology-related conference.

Salary and Benefits

The University of Colorado offers salary and benefits packages that are competitive with other fellowship programs across the country. Current salary levels can be found at the School of Medicine - Graduate Medical Education Stipends Page.

For additional information about the application process, please contact:

Carolina Jensen
Education Program Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Children’s Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 E 16th Ave, B265
Aurora, CO 80016
Tel: 720-777-3187
Fax 720-777-7301
Email: Carolina.Jensen@childrenscolorado.org

For questions regarding program training/educational experiences, please contact:

Jennifer M. Barker, MD
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Children’s Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 E 16th Ave, B265
Aurora, CO 80016
Email: Jennifer.Barker@childrenscolorado.org

Erin Bewley

Erin Bewley, MD

She/her/hers
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow 2023-2026
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Why I chose Colorado: I was really excited by the opportunities at a stand-alone Children’s hospital, the large patient catchment area and by how warm and welcoming all the faculty and fellows I met during interview day were! I am also super excited to be able to do a lot of outdoor activities in Colorado and be closer to my family.
Research Interests: Not sure yet as I am interested in so many things – puberty, transgender medicine and genetic disorders affecting endocrine system.
Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Skiing!
Favorite food: Any kind of noodles (pho, ramen, pad Thai, etc.)
Fun fact: I grew up on a ranch and vineyard. I also rode horses as a child.

Monique MaherMonique Maher, MD 

She/her/hers
Internal Medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow 2022-2026
Medical School: UCLA Medical School-DGSOM
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine MedPeds
Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: Huge catchment area, lots of pathology, beautiful outdoors, easy to fly to back home, etc.
Research/clinical interests: Transitions of care for type 1 DM
Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hiking!
Favorite food: Mediterranean
Fun fact: I love baking and cooking; I make excellent focaccia!

Alexandra (Alex) SawyerAlexandra (Alex) Sawyer, MD

She/her/hers
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow 2023-2026
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: University of Colorado
Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: The people, the place, and the training! I did residency here and loved the community at Children's and am so thankful I get to stay. The faculty are great teachers, have amazing research opportunities, and are so kind. There are innovative clinical environments to learn in with the multidisciplinary clinics and the combination of training at Children's and the Barbara Davis Center. And of course, when not at work, it's amazing to have the Colorado sunshine and all the fun things to do here in Denver!
Research/clinical interests: Still figuring this out!
Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Bike rides with my family to the many fun parks in Denver and exploring nearby mountain towns (especially in the summer!)
Favorite food: Any of the pastries @ Bahn and Butter, the nachos @ Los Chingones, the Bliss pizza @ Ester's, or ice cream in a pretzel cone @ Sweet Cow (all are close to the hospital, check them out!)
Fun fact: I have 3 boys and 2 of them are identical twins.

Ideen TabatabaiIdeen Tabatabai, MD

He/him/his
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow 2022-2025
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: To work with world-renowned leaders in the field, and to have access to some cutting-edge research in type 1 diabetes.
Research/clinical interests: The use of technology, especially closed-loop insulin pumps, to help with glycemic control and ease the daily burden of type 1 diabetes.
Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Coffeeshops, skiing, and exploring the outdoor scenery.
Favorite food: Barbecue ribs, cheesecake, and sour patch kids.
Fun fact: I’ve been to at least 220 concerts. I sort of like live music.

Elizabeth (Liz) VargasElizabeth (Liz) Vargas, DO

She/her/hers
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow 2022-2025
Medical school: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Connecticut Children’s in Hartford, CT
Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: Wanted to learn from one of the largest and most reputable type 1 diabetes centers in the country. My fiancé and I also love spending time out West and were eager to move to this part of the US.
Research/clinical interests: Research - Health disparities in type 1 diabetes particularly within the Latinx population; Clinical - I love the variety in general endocrinology, however caring for patients with type 1 diabetes is near and dear to my heart (I have type 1 diabetes myself!). I especially enjoy caring for patients of the Latinx community in both endocrine disorders and diabetes.
Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hiking with my fiancé and exploring different mountain towns.
Favorite food: Sushi
Fun fact: My favorite thing to do is Salsa dance. I’ve been doing it since I was 15 years old. I hope to one day be a part of a local performance team.

Rachel Sewell poses with a catRachel Sewell, MD

She/her/hers
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow 2021-2024
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: Overall clinical and research strength of the endocrinology fellowship especially in DSDs, complicated pituitary and adrenal cases, and gender affirming care. Plus, we have a huge catchment area, sunshine, and gorgeous mountains to explore!
Research/clinical interests: Puberty, Differences in sex development, Gender affirming care, medical education as Advocacy.
Favorite things to do in Colorado: Backpacking, skiing and musicals.
Favorite food: Peanut butter M&Ms
Fun fact: I have completed 3 triathlons during fellowship including the Boulder Half Ironman this past summer.

Lauren WatermanLauren Waterman, MD

She/her/hers
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow 2021-2024
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: The Barbara Davis Center and the great conversations I had on my interview day.
Research/clinical interests: Transitions of care for the emerging adult with type 1 diabetes
Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hiking with my family.
Favorite food: Tacos
Fun fact: I have touched a cloud when sky diving.

Recent Alumni Fellows

2020-2023

Victoria Elliott, MD

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Faculty Profile: https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/find-a-doctor/profiles/victoria-a-elliott 

Peds Residency: John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

2019-2023

Erin Finn, MD

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/38279 

NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=erin%20e%20finn  

Fellowship: University of Colorado Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Program
Peds Residency:  Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School:  University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

2020-2023

Meghan Pauley, DO

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Aurora, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/38326
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=pauley%2C%20meghan 

Peds Residency: Marshall University School of Medicine
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

 

2019-2022

Anna Valentine, MD

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/30686 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=anna+valentine 

Peds Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

 

2018-2021

Amy Rydin, MD

Post-Fellowship: Dell Children’s Hospital, Dell, TX

Faculty Profile: https://healthcare.ascension.org/doctors/1417341074/amy-alexander-rydin-austin-tx 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=amy+rydin 

Peds Residency: Northwestern University Lurie Children’s
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston-McGovern Medical School

 

2018-2021

Shoshana Tell, MD

Post-Fellowship: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack, NJ

Faculty Profile: https://doctors.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/provider/Shoshana+Tell/2031433 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=shoshana+tell 

Peds Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
Medical School: Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine


2017-2020

Richard Ogden Roberts, MD, MPH, FAAP

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine

Faculty Profile: https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/richard-roberts-60416 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=richard+ogden+roberts 

Peds Residency: University of California Los Angeles, Mattel Children’s Hospital
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

 

2017-2020

Kalie Tommerdahl, MD

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO | Ludeman Center Scientist

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/32840 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=tommerdahl+kalie   

Peds Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Medical School: Northwestern University the Feinberg School of Medicine

 

 

2016-2019

Sonalee Ravi, MD

Post-Fellowship: Advocate Children’s Medical Group, Wheaton, IL

Faculty Profile: https://care.advocatehealth.com/doctors/sonalee-j-ravi-naperville-pediatric-endocrinology 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=sonalee+ravi 

Peds Residency: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

 

 

2016-2019

Taylor Triolo, MD

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Aurora, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/659 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=taylor+m.+triolo 

Peds Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

2015-2018

Petter Bjornstad, MD

Post-Fellowship: Associate Professor, Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/27608 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=petter+bjornstad 

Peds Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons Dublin

 

2015-2018

Rebecca Ohman-Hanson, MD

Post-Fellowship: Instructor, Children’s Hospital, Aurora & Colorado Springs, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/12316 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=ohman-hanson 

Peds Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

 

2014-2017

Natalie Nokoff, MD

Post-Fellowship: Associate Professor, Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/21579 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=natalie+nokoff 

Peds Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

 

2013-2016

Shanlee Davis, MD, PhD

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/23231 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=shanlee+m.+davis 

Peds Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

2013-2016

Kimberly Simmons, MD, MPH/MSPH

Post-Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Aurora, CO

Faculty Profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/12868 
NCBI/NIH Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=kimberly+m.+simmons 

Peds Residency: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Training Program

The University of Colorado’s Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric program was started in the 2014-2015 academic year.  With Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Hospital adjacent to each other on the Anschutz Medical Campus, trainees have ample opportunity to attend conferences at both institutions regardless of their specific hospital assignment.   

Visit the Medicine-Pediatric Residency Training Program website...


 

Diversity / Equity / Inclusion

Diversity

We are committed to creating a diverse environment for students, residents, fellows, and faculty. We believe that an environment of inclusiveness and respect promotes excellence and that a setting where diversity is valued leads to the training of physicians who are prepared to practice culturally effective medicine and meet the needs of the various populations we serve. Visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage for more....


Well-Being / Resilience

Be well

By embracing wellness and improving personal resiliency, physicians can reconnect with the meaning of their work and fend off stress. Reducing or eliminating burnout also has practical implications for the entire department such as improving patient safety, student advancement, and the overall campus environment. 

Visit our Pediatric Well-Being and Resilience website...

 

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