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The UMMS-Baystate Endocrinology fellowship program is dedicated to providing a well balanced, academic experience to its trainees. Our ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship includes rotations on both inpatient and outpatient services as well as a large number of well-attended conferences including basic science, pathology, and clinical cases. A high faculty-to-fellow ratio ensures a broad experience for our trainees. The faculty and staff take pride in creating a friendly learning environment.

Fellowship Director: Ibitoro Osakwe, MD email:

Associate Program Director: Chelsea Gordner, DO, MPH email:

Program Administrator: Nichole Russell, MBA email: phone: 413-794-1155

Program Metrics

  • Length of program: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per class: 1  | Total number of fellows: 2
  • Board Pass Rate (last 5 years): 100%
  • ECNU certification has been obtained during fellowship by fellows for the last 3 years

Baystate Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds:  716 |  NICU beds: 55
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs:  22

Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year,  free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Office for fellows, and a fellows and residents lounge
  • Large on-campus library, robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, Ovid, etc.)
  • Yearly stipend to support medical education
  • Funds to attend and present at national conferences
  • Participation in week long “Endocrine University” during second year resulting in certification in thyroid ultrasound, bone mineral density interpretation, insulin pump and sensor hands-on instruction, reproductive medicine (ultrasound intervention), and practice management issues.

Curriculum Information

  • Alternating monthly rotations between inpatient and outpatient services for both years
  • Protected research time and introduction to research course
  • Pediatric and reproductive endocrinology rotations
  • Specialty Clinics: thyroid ultrasound and biopsy, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, pregnancy and transgender
  • Electives: Pediatric endocrine and metabolic bone disease, Reproductive Endocrinology, Nephrology, Podiatry, and Ophthalmology
  • Weekly Conferences: endocrine grand rounds, pathology, clinical case conference, core curriculum conference
  • Monthly Conferences: clinical journal club, research conference
  • Participation in monthly divisional meeting
  • Participation in quarterly fellowship evaluation meeting