Fellowship Program

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology is committed to training fellows to become independent and competent pediatric endocrinologists capable of providing the best clinical care. The program emphasizes the fundamentals of clinical diagnosis, patient assessment, and management, including a multidisciplinary support system. Fellows learn to diagnose and manage different pediatric endocrinology disorders through clinical rotations and will be provided protected time to participate and conduct novel scholarly activities.

Endocrinology fellows with Dr. Yafi

Sara Mahmoud, MD PGY5, Maria Fermin Gutierriez, MD PGY6, Michael Yafi, MD, Program Director and Ferial Shihadeh, MD PGY5

Our group includes six faculty members, specialized endocrine nurses, certified diabetes educators, and dietitians. The curriculum includes rotations in our pediatric endocrinology clinics at UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harris Health clinics, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital consults, and clinical research / scholarly activity.  Whether your goals lie in academic medicine or private practice, we hope that you will consider our Fellowship Program.  Our graduated fellows have had successful careers in academic and private institutions nationwide.


• Training and direct experience in delivering medical care to pediatric endocrinology patients in inpatient and outpatient settings including MD Anderson Cancer Center clinics.
• Experience in the medical management of various pediatric endocrinology diseases including growth, puberty, adrenal, thyroid, and bone disorders.
• Training and experience in teaching pediatric endocrinology to medical students and residents.
• Opportunities for research in the basic and clinical sciences in various fields of study in the Texas Medical Center and courses in our renowned Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine.

Quick Overview

Positions offered per year: 1 position
Program duration: 3 years
Accrediting body: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Match participation?:Yes


• J1-ViSA, USA Green Card, or USA citizenship
• Completion of an approved 3-year Pediatrics Board eligible /certification in general pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics

Program Leadership

Director: Michael Yafi, MD

Fellowship Program Coordinator: Melodie Allison