Endocrinology and Metabolism Training Program

Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology and the Endocrinology and Metabolism Training Program at the USF College of Medicine.

The advanced sub-specialty residency training program in endocrinology is a two-year program with three resident fellow positions at this time. The main goal of the teaching program of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is to provide comprehensive instruction and training in the principles and practice of endocrinology and metabolism for physicians who have had suitable background training in Internal Medicine. During the first year of training, the program emphasis is on all clinical aspects, the second year emphasis is on research and other scholarly activities.

Our training program participates in the National Residency Matching Program for the subspecialties of Internal Medicine. To be eligible for a fellowship in the Endocrinology Training Program the candidate must be in an ACGME accredited program and prior to starting the fellowship, the candidate must complete three years of Internal Medicine in an ACGME accredited training program. We accept application for J-1 Visa holder, we currently do not accept H1-B Visa holder.

We currently have five full-time and four part-time Endocrinology M.D. faculty members most of whom have sub-subspecialty expertise in specific areas. Two faculty members have established and recognized strong basic research laboratory programs in Insulin Resistance and Natriuretic Hormones (such as Atrial Natriuretic Peptide) also as part of the research experience, there is an opportunity to be involved with clinical research studies through the USF diabetes Center. These faculty members provide a wide range of expertise for mentoring and training fellows in the field of endocrinology, such as education, patient care and research.

Patient Care occurs in our affiliated hospitals (Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and the James A. Haley (Tampa) VA Hospital) as well as elective clinical rotations in state-of-the-art ambulatory health care centers.

This training program will provide extensive supervised clinical and research training in different areas of the subspecialty of Endocrinology. The fellowship is designed to complement and supplement prior training in Internal Medicine and to provide in-depth basic and clinical knowledge and the highest level of professional competency in direct patient care and consultation in Endocrinology.

Fellows will receive training that will permit them to master the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies determined by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to be essential for subspecialist physicians in Endocrinology.

We thank you for your interest in the Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program. If you have questions, please contact Lourdes Rodriguez, the Division of Endocrinology Program Coordinator at (813) 974-2460

Program Description:

The Endocrinology Fellowship Program at the University of South Florida in Tampa is designed to prepare you for the broad practice of this subspecialty by providing excellent well-rounded training in clinical and research endocrinology and metabolism. Our two-year program offers:

  • Superior academic subspecialty training in a professional, collegial atmosphere
  • One-on-one working relationships between fellows and supervising staff consultants
  • Active endocrinology outpatient clinics and hospital consult services, rich in endocrinology pathology
  • Experience with large volume and wide variety of endocrine problems, ranging from common to exotic
  • Clinical Endocrine Testing Center for conducting special diagnostic or therapeutic protocols
  • Diabetes Unit for training of patients in intensive insulin therapy programs
  • Twice-weekly endocrine core curriculum conferences, weekly case presentations, monthly Journal Club and monthly research conferences
  • Participate in the education of medical students and internal medicine residents
  • Continuity Care Clinic

The main goal of the teaching program of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is to provide comprehensive instruction and training in the principles and practice of endocrinology and metabolism for physicians who have had suitable background training in Internal Medicine. Such training will prepare the Fellows to embark upon a lifelong career of providing expert comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of hormone secretion and metabolism. Such training will produce superior clinical endocrinologists, clinic investigators and basic scientists qualified to practice in an academic setting.

Accreditation
The Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Certification
You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) subspecialty examination in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases upon completion of the fellowship.

Program History
The Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship at the University of South Florida was established in 1975. Since that time, approximately 49 fellows have completed their training in this program. It is anticipated, that three to four fellows will complete this program annually.

Joaquin Gomez-Daspet, M.D., Program Director

Joaquin Gomez-Daspet, MD, FACE, Program Director

Anthony Morrison, MD, Division Director (Clinical), USF

Robert Farese, MD, Division Director (Research), USF

David Vesely, MD, PhD, Endocrinology Section Chief, VA

Arunabha Ganguly, MD

Dr. Carlos Fumero, MD

Pedro Troya, MD

Pascual Bidot, MD (Voluntary Staff)

Paul DiMarco, MD (Voluntary Attending)

Lourdes Rodriguez, BA (Program Coordinator)