We offer both clinical and research fellowship opportunities for physicians
The University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado offer a Pediatric Obesity and Clinical Nutrition Fellowship program. The goal of the fellowship is to provide physicians who are board certified or eligible in pediatrics or family medicine with in-depth training in pediatric obesity and clinical nutrition that will prepare them for a career in clinical or academic medicine.
Program strengths include:
The dedicated time of the fellowship enables trainees to develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a range of career options including academic medicine and inpatient and outpatient pediatric clinical care.
Potential career options:
Recent fellows are currently engaged in weight management programs (in both academic and non-academic settings), growth faltering clinical programs, promotion of nutrition in health care at the national level, nutrition-related QI, GI-related research, obesity-related research including clinical care, pharmacotherapy and community-based research.
Nutrition Research Fellowship: Physicians are eligible to apply for the NIH T32 Research Fellowship. For most physicians, this will be upon completion of the Clinical Nutrition Fellowship.
Our fellowship program offers training in key areas including, but not limited to:
Through our program, fellows have unique opportunities to develop skills in:
Clinical training consists of 12 months of clinical service in pediatric obesity and nutrition.
Nutrition Rounds: These are bimonthly meetings with nutrition faculty and hospital dietitians to discuss current clinical cases.
Collaborative Case review: Faculty, clinical staff and fellows attend this meeting aiming to collaboratively identify system level issues and solutions to improve the quality and safety of care provided.
GI/Nutrition Case conference: A joint meeting of faculty and trainees from both the Nutrition and GI sections.
Nutrition seminar series: A yearlong series of talks from experts sharing the latest in nutrition research.
Nutrition journal club: A joint faculty/fellow journal club.
Lifestyle Medicine meeting: Program planning for the Lifestyle Medicine program.
Department of Pediatrics Education Series: Fellows participate in this series as an adjunct to their clinical training. Session topics include mentorship, providing feedback, forming your research question, quality improvement, professionalism, presentation skills.
Motivational interviewing: We encourage all fellows to participate in on on-campus training course on this topic as an adjunct to their clinical practice.
Mohamed Kuziez, MD (2023-2024)
Allison Ta, MD (2021-2022)
Stephanie W. Waldrop, MD, MPH (2020-2021)
Stephanie Gilley, MD, PhD (2019-2020)
Martine Saint-Cyr, MD (2018-2019)
Alexandra King, MD (2017-2018)
Carina Kugelmas, MD (2016-2017)
Jaime Moore, MD, MPH (2015-2016)
Liliane Diab, MD (2014-2015)
Matt Haemer, MD, MPH (2010-2011)
Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
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.
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|Well-Being / Resilience
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.