Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship training program is a long established program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education (ACGME), most recently in March 2009.

We offer a three-year training program that meets the eligibility requirements for the Pediatric Endocrinology sub-board certifying exam of the American Board of Pediatrics. Our fellowship program primarily supports clinical services at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (LBCH) and the Regional Medical Center of Memphis (The Med) which includes rotations at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

Our Clinical Facility

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is a 255-bed tertiary care, multi-specialty children’s hospital located within the UTHSC complex and affiliated with the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System. Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital was established in 1952 as the first children’s hospital in the mid-south region and is the pediatric arm of Methodist Le Bonheur Health Care. Each year, the 45 medical/surgical subspecialties at Le Bonheur treat nearly 130,000 children – the majority of them coming from 95 counties in a six-state referral area, although children come to Le Bonheur from all 50 states and many countries.

Within the hospital, there is a 20 bed PICU, 10 bed CVICU and a 21 bed Intermediate Care Unit.

Le Bonheur’s endocrine program leads the region in diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with suspected endocrine (hormone) disorders. These problems are often associated with abnormal growth, congenital disorders or brain injuries.

The diabetes program is the only center in the region recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The physicians lead multiple research studies in hormonal disorders, including diabetes mellitus.

Children are referred to Le Bonheur for endocrine-related issues including:

  • Abnormal endocrine test results
  • Abnormal newborn screen results
  • Abnormal thyroid test results
  • Abnormal weight gain
  • Obesity
  • Short stature
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Tests for hormone deficiencies

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Children's Foundation
Research Center
50 N. Dunlap Street, Room 654
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6034
Fax: 901-287-6337

Program Coordinator:
Kathy Lofton
Email: klofton1@uthsc.edu