Endocrinology Fellowship

A Message from Our Program Directors

Welcome to the Lahey Endocrinology Fellowship Program. During your time here, you will receive comprehensive training in diabetes mellitus and endocrine disorders. Our mission is to train outstanding clinical endocrinologists who will be leaders for patient care and quality improvement in their future practices. Our affiliations with multiple Boston hospitals and universities allow for a more in-depth research experience for those who desire.

Our dedicated and experienced faculty is what makes our program stand out. Each of us is committed to providing excellent clinical endocrinology training and mentorship to our fellows. Fellows get a diverse and extensive exposure to all endocrine conditions and have a well-balanced curriculum divided between inpatient and outpatient. While the information on our website provides an overview of our program, please be in touch with any additional questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!

Scott Sperling, MD, Program Director
Jagriti Upadhyay, MD, Associate Program Director

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About Our Endocrinology Fellowship

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What You Can Expect

During your fellowship, you can expect to:

Be trained in all aspects of endocrinology, including:

    • Adrenal disorders
    • Calcium metabolism disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Disorders of fluid and electrolytes
    • Endocrine emergencies
    • Lipid disorders
    • Male and female reproductive endocrine disorders
    • Metabolic bone disease
    • Neuroendocrine disorders
    • Nutritional disorders
    • Obesity
    • Pregnancy-related endocrine disorders
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Thyroid disorders
    • Gain experience managing all aspects of diabetes, including working with pregnant women who have the disease and actively participating in our insulin pump program.
    • Participate in a multidisciplinary approach to obesity that includes endocrinologists, obesity specialists, dietitians, surgeons who perform bariatric surgery and behavioral medicine staff.
    • Receive the bulk of your training at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington. You’ll also attend a subspecialty clinic at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody and rotate through Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston to gain experience with pediatric endocrine disorders.
    Daily Schedule for the Outpatient Endocrine Clinic

    Chart Work / Teaching Conference 7:30 am – 8:30 am
    Outpatient General Endocrine Continuity Clinic 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Chart Work / Correspondence 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    The Medical Weight Loss Clinic is held one day every other week for 6 weeks during the first year of the fellowship and coincides with your week in the outpatient clinic.

    Reproductive Endocrine Clinic at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody is held one day every other week for 6 weeks during the first year of the fellowship and coincides with your week in the outpatient clinic.

    The Pediatric Endocrinology rotation occurs at an affiliated local university hospital during the second year of fellowship.

    You’ll also be required to attend multiple conferences each week. The schedule for these conferences appears below.

    Daily Schedule for the Hospital Consult Service

    Hospital Work Rounds 7:30 am – 11:00 am
    Hospital Consults 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Attending Rounds 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Hospital Consults/Chart Work 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    As is the case when working in the outpatient clinics, you’ll be required to attend weekly conferences.

    Night Call/Weekend Call

    Fellows are on call every third week including the weekend and are off the following Monday. On weekends, when you are covering the Inpatient Hospital Endocrine Consult Service, you and the attending are responsible for making hospital rounds together on all existing endocrine patients.

    Our inpatient diabetes NP service runs parallel to the fellow service and has their own weekend coverage.

    How To Apply
    Applying to the Endocrinology Fellowship Program

    The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Endocrinology Fellowship Program participates in the application process yearly. We accept two fellows for even year start dates (2024, 2026, etc.) and one fellow for odd year start dates (2025, 2027, etc.).

    Endocrinology fellowship applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Services).

    The application deadline is August 15.

    Application Checklist

    Please have the following ready to complete your application:

    • A personal statement
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Medical school dean’s letter
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) scores
    Selection is made through the National Resident Matching Program.
    Eligibility Requirements

    To apply for an endocrinology fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, you must:

    • Hold an MD or DO degree
    • Successfully complete an internal medicine residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education
    Foreign Medical Graduate Applications

    If you graduated from a medical school outside of the United States you must:

    • Have a valid ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate
    • Qualify for a J-1 Visa from the ECFMG
    Fellowship Program Contact

    If you have questions, please contact:

    Scott Sperling MD
    Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
    Phone: 781-744-2088

    Amy Libby
    Fellowship Program Coordinator
    Phone: 781-744-2610


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