Our Goal 

The goal of the Vanderbilt Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship Program is to train excellent physicians who will be scholars and national leaders in their fields. Our individually tailored program will launch each fellow into a successful clinical or research career. As a program, we strongly value inclusivity and make intentional efforts toward a diverse fellowship community.


Program Overview

The adult Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine offers a 2-year clinically intensive or 3-year research-intensive program. The base of the program is intended to provide a firm grounding in clinical endocrinology after which the fellow will continue this clinical focus or delve into their research. This prepares all fellows to have strong clinical skills and allows for those interested in research to develop their specific careers. Vanderbilt has been training endocrine fellows for 60 years, and there are over 200 graduates of the program. Many of these program graduates are physician-scientists and leaders at academic institutions in the United States and around the world, while others have leadership positions in industry or have become master clinicians around the globe.  The Vanderbilt Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship Program is one of the leading programs in the country as reflected by its NIH funding and its recognition in the US News and World Report rankings.



Program Leadership

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Division Director: Alvin C. Powers, M.D.


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Program Director: Lindsay Ann Bischoff, M.D.


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Associate Program Director: Chase D. Hendrickson, M.D., M.P.H


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Assistant Program Director: Jim May, MD


Program Manager: Jan Botts Hicks


Helpful Links

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
American Thyroid Association
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Endocrine Fellows Foundation
The Endocrine Society
Vanderbilt "Eskind" Diabetes Center
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt Diabetes Research & Training Center (DRTC)
Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR/CTSA)
Vanderbilt Research Cores & Shared Resources