Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship

Core Faculty

Dr. Sherman BakerRobert Adler, MD
Professor of Medicine
robert.adler@va.gov

 

 

Role in Program

Chief of Endocrinology at the VA Medical Center. Supervises fellows in VA Endocrine and Bone clinics. Consult attending for VA several months each year. Serves as a research mentor for fellows.

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency

Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship

Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Research Interests

Narrowing the gap between our knowledge of osteoporosis, particularly in men, with clinical practice. Screening for osteoporosis, identifying particular patients at risk and defining the best evaluation of risks for fracture. Also studies pituitary dysfunction in military personnel who have suffered traumatic brain injury in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Diane BiskobingDiane Biskobing, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program
diane.biskobing@vcuhealth.org

 

Role in Program

Associate Program Director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program. Supervises fellows in clinic once a month. Supervising attending on the VCU consult service 3 times a year. Attends weekly post-clinic conference and grand rounds. Works with the program director in administrating the program.

Medical School

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Residency

Internal Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Fellowship

Endocrinology and Metabolism at Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Research Interests

Metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

 

Dr. Sherman BakerFrancesco S. Celi, MD, MHSc
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
fracesco.celi@vcuhealth.org

Role in Program

Chair, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Supervises fellows on the MCV Consult Service and in outpatient clinics. Serves as a research mentor for fellows.

Medical School

University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Residency

Internal Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship

Clinical Endocrinology at University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Research Fellowship in Geriatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, and NIH, National Institute on Aging, Gerontology Research Center Laboratory of Clinical-Physiology-Diabetes Unit, Baltimore, MD

Research Interests

Effect of thyroid hormone on metabolism
Brown Adipose Tissue

 

Dr. Ranjodh GillRanjodh S. Gill, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
ranjodh.gill@vcuhealth.org

 

 

Role in Program

Supervises fellows in clinics at the VA Medical Center and VCU Health System. Consult attending at both VAMC and VCUHS.

Medical School

Government Medical College, Punjab University, Patiala, India

Residency

Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical College, Norfolk, VA

Fellowship

Endocrinology and Metabolism at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Research Interests

Male hypogonadism

Trang Le, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
trang.le@vcuhealth.org

 

Role in Program

Supervises fellows on the MCV Consult Service and in outpatient clinics.

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans LA

Residency

MED-PEDS Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

Fellowship

PEDS: Endocrinology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Adult Endocrinology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

Alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis in obesity.

James Levy, MD
Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Associate Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
james.levy@va.gov

Role in Program

Associate Program Director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program. Supervising attending in multiple VA clinics including Lipid, Endocrine, and Diabetes clinics. Consult attending at the VA multiple times a year. Attends weekly post-clinic conferences and grand rounds. Schedules Endocrine grand rounds. Serves as a research mentor for fellows.

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency

Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at University of California, San Diego, CA

Research Interests

Obesity

 

Dr. Stephanie MayerStéphanie B. Mayer, MD, MHSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
stephanie.mayer@vcuhealth.org

 

Role in Program

Supervises fellows on the consult service and in continuity clinic

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Residency

Internal Medicine at Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI

Fellowship

Endocrinology & Metabolism Research at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Research Interests

Diabetes mellitus and low carbohydrate diet

 

Dr. John NestlerJohn E. Nestler, MD
Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
john.nestler@vcuhealth.org

 

Role in Program

Supervises fellows in continuity clinic once a month.

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Fellowship

Endocrinology and Metabolism at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and at  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Research Interests

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

Dr. Sherman BakerLori Sweeney, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Endocrinology Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee Chair
lori.sweeney@vcuhealth.org

 

Role in Program

Supervises fellows on the consult service and in continuity clinic. Serves as a research mentor for fellows.

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Residency

Internal Medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta, GA

Fellowship

Endocrinology & Metabolism at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Research Interests

Metabolic effects of bariatric surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Taylor

 

Jeffrey Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
jeffrey.taylor@vcuhealth.org

 

Role in Program

Supervises fellows on inpatient consult service and outpatient clinics.

Medical School

The Medical University of South Carolina

Residency

Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

Fellowship

Endocrinology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Research Interests

 

 

Dr. Edmond WickhamEdmond P. Wickham III, MD MPH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Program Director, Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program
Director of Research, Healthy Lifestyles Program
edmond.wickham@vcuhealth.org

 

Role in Program

Program Director. Supervises fellows on inpatient consult service and outpatient clinics. Serves as research mentor for fellows. Facilitates weekly didactic conferences.

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Residency

Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

Fellowship

Endocrinology and Metabolism at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Research Interests

Obesity treatment interventions in children, adolescents, and young adults; weight loss surgery in adolescents with severe obesity; adiponectin; polycystic ovary syndrome; patient transition between pediatric and adult care.

 

Cynthia F. Yazbeck, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
cynthia.yazbeck@vcuhealth.org

Role in Program

Supervises fellows on the consult service and in continuity clinic

Medical School

Lebanese University of Medical Sciences, Lebanon

Residency

Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Fellowship

Endocrinology and Metabolism at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Interests

Thyroid disorders and diseases affecting bone and mineral metabolism

 

Franklin Zieve, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
frank@vadiabetes.org

Role in Program

Supervises fellows in Diabetes clinic and Lipid clinic at the VA

Medical School

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency

Internal Medicine at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Research Interests

Therapy of diabetes and lipid disorders