Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

Pediatric Endocrinology has a long established fellowship training program which is fully accredited by ACGME, with all three years funded by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (LBCH). Applicants are encouraged to seek extramural funding with their research mentor(s).

Fellows are mentored to pursue an individual career development plan as part of their scholarly contributions to the division.

Fellowship candidates must be ABP-eligible or certified in General Pediatrics by the start of fellowship training. The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program participates in the fall match through the ERAS Program. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through ERAS.

Our program includes:

  • 5 faculty (BC/BE in pediatric endocrinology)/1 PhD (pediatric psychology)
  • 2 certified diabetes educators
  • 2 licensed and registered dietitians
  • 2 licensed nurse practitioners
  • 6 registered staff nurses
  • 1 clinical research coordinator, and
  • 3 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellows

Our program primarily supports clinical services at LBCH and Regional One Health (formerly the MED).  Adjunct program faculty are affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Our program encounters over 1,200 in-patients and over 5,000 outpatients annually (roughly split between diabetes and other endocrine disorders)

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Le Bonheur Children's HospitalLe Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 287-5437

Founded in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Healthcare Family and a training site for many University of Tennessee Health Science Center residencies/fellowships. A new $340-million hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.

Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South.  Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns.

Le Bonheur’s endocrine program leads the region in diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with suspected endocrine (hormone) disorders. These problems are often associated with abnormal growth, congenital disorders or brain injuries.  Le Bonheur has a 6 bed neuro intensive care unit.

The diabetes program is the only center in the region recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The physicians lead multiple research studies in hormonal disorders, including diabetes mellitus.

Children are referred to Le Bonheur for endocrine-related issues including:

  • Abnormal endocrine test results
  • Abnormal newborn screen results
  • Abnormal thyroid test results
  • Abnormal weight gain
  • Obesity
  • Short stature
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Tests for hormone deficiencies

Regional One Health

Regional One HealthRegional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 545-7100

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee.  In addition to being the home of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Regional One Health also includes several other Centers of Excellence in Burn, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU).  

ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  More than half of Tennessee's doctors will receive some, if not all, training at ROH.  The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group, the largest teaching physician group of its kind in the Mid-South.

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Faculty Office Building
49 N. Dunlap Street 
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-7425
Fax: 901-287-7450

Program Coordinator:
Kelli Ward

Children's Foundation Research Center
50 N. Dunlap Street, Room 654
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6034
Fax: 901-287-6337