Ronald S. Swerdloff, M.D.
Ronald S. Swerdloff, M.D.Chief, Division of Endocrinology

Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology

The Division of Endocrinology (Internal Medicine) is led by Dr. Ronald Swerdloff, an internationally renowned figure in the field of male reproductive biology. The Division of Endocrinology (Pediatrics) is led by Dr. Jennifer Yee, an expert in pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes. The volume of patients seen, the broad spectrum of pathology and the quality of the teaching staff provide a unique opportunity for first hand exposure to both common endocrine disorders, as well as rare entities not commonly seen in other settings.

The Divisions of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Harbor UCLA Medical Center and the City of Hope offer two different postdoctoral training programs. The 5-year PhD program for MDs (academic track) is designed for the MDs who intend to pursue a research career in academics or industry. This PhD program consists of intensive 2-year clinical endocrinology training leading to eligibility for the board examination in Endocrinology and Metabolism in either Medicine or Pediatrics overlapping with intensive 3-year basic science training leading to eligibility for receiving a PhD degree from the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope. The 2 year clinical program for MDs (Clinical track) is designed for MDs who plan to concentrate their efforts in the practice of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

The Core Clinical Curriculum is similar for all fellows. Fellows are assigned to either Harbor UCLA Medical Center or City of Hope where they will receive the majority of their training. All fellows will be assigned clinical rotations at both institutions.

The Setting

The Division of Endocrinology at Harbor-UCLA is part of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed). LA Biomed, is the South Bay’s premier biomedical research and education institute and is a non-profit medical research institute affiliated with Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine. It manages more than 500 medical research and education grants and contracts. Harbor-UCLA LABioMed is recognized internationally as one of the leading independent medical research and education organizations not only in Southern California, but in the nation.

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