Fellowship Training- City of Hope Medical Center
The Endocrine Fellowship Program at Harbor-UCLA includes the City of Hope National Medical Center as a participating site. The Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the City of Hope National Medical Center
possesses several features that make it an ideal site to support a strong fellowship program. It has advanced clinical programs in diabetes, thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, osteoporosis, calcium and electrolyte disturbances, and sexual and reproductive disorders. The department is also established in several clinical and basic science research programs such as molecular signaling, hormonal factors and hormone discovery, cellular mechanisms of atherosclerosis, development of advanced glycation end-products (AGE) inhibitors and AGE breakers, and diabetic immunology and islet isolation, proliferation and transplantation. Additionally, joint studies with the Divisions of Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Medical Oncology are being conducted to evaluate endocrine-related complications to cancer and cancer treatment.
Fellows will have the opportunity to receive additional training in islet transplantation that will prepare them to meet the requirements set by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), a national organ procurement agency, for establishing new islet transplantation centers.