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Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program Woman endocrinologist making ultrasonography to a female patient in an ultrasound office.

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins is proud to offer an ACGME accredited fellowship program since 1987. Our faculty include world renowned clinicians, researchers, and educators. They have become leaders in the endocrine community and cherish the opportunity to teach and mentor fellows towards productive and fulfilling careers.

Program Mission

The purpose of the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship at Johns Hopkins is to provide our fellows with the skills and tools to become leaders in the fields of clinical care, research, and education so that they may best serve the communities in which they become established. To fulfill this mission, our program has created a collegial work and learning environment so that our fellows develop into caring specialists who are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled.


What You Should Know

  • 2022 interview season will be conducted virtually based on guidance from the Hopkins GME office, APDEM and AAMC. Interested individuals are invited to learn more about our program.

  • Our endocrinology and metabolism fellowship program welcomes applications from applicants without discrimination based on race, gender, sex, ethnicity, religion, country of origin or disability.

    Applications for both clinical scholars and research tracks are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application (ERAS) site. We require the following supporting documents to be submitted via ERAS:

    • Application
    • Picture (not required, but appreciated)
    • CV
    • Personal statement
    • 4 Letters of Recommendation, including one from your program director
    • Dean’s Letter - MSPE
    • Medical School Transcript
    • USMLE Transcript
    • ECFMG Report (if applicable)

    Applications are reviewed and interview offers are generally made in late August-early September. Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and all applications are processed through the NRMP. Per guidelines from the NRMP, our GME office has provided information on contracts and policies that can be found here.

    We welcome applications from foreign medical graduates. Foreign medical graduates will need to have completed a U.S.-based residency program in internal medicine prior to beginning the program. With regards to visa status, holders of J1 and existing H1B visas are considered primarily for our clinical scholars (2 years) since our research scholars track (3 years) is funded through a T32 grant. In rare situations, such visa holders may be considered for the 3 year track but are encouraged to reach out to us with questions.

Meet Our Fellows

Fellows meetup
  • Merit GeorgeMerit George

    Hometown: Medford, NY
    Medical School: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (MN)
    Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Interests: diabetes, thyroid, general endocrinology
    Research Interests: hospital to home transition for newly diagnosed diabetes
    Merit was born and raised in New York. He later attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where he graduated with dual degrees in biology and psychology and participated in research related to the Hispanic health paradox as well as bench research related to rodent models of adolescent behavior. He completed medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he was involved in several collaborative research projects related to cardiovascular device infections, and patterns of integrative medicine use amongst outpatient cardiology patients, amongst others. He moved back to the east coast to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where he developed a clinical interest in endocrinology, including diabetes outcomes. Merit plans to pursue a career as a clinician educator in endocrinology. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, trying out new restaurants, and watching his favorite baseball team play (NYY).

    Sananda Moctezuma VegaSananda Moctezuma Vega

    Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
    Medical School: Universidad de Navarra
    Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside – West
    Clinical Interests: Obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia
    Research Interests: Social disparities of health and behavioral interventions in underserved communities to promote effective strategies and improve metabolic health.
    Sananda was born and raised in Caracas, and received her medical degree from the Universidad de Navarra, Spain before moving to New York City to pursue residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Morningside – West Hospitals. During medical school, she enjoyed working with her endocrinology mentors, among whom were the chair for the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition and the co-chair for the Scientific Advisory Board for the European Association for the Study of Obesity. During her endocrinology clerkship with Dr. Lewis Braverman, she became more interested in the pathophysiology of thyroid disease, obesity, and diabetes, particularly when framed around social determinants of health. During residency she completed the Graduate Medical Education Leadership Program, and later became co-chair for the Education Subcommittee of the ACGME Health Disparities Collaborative at the Icahn School of Medicine. She has assisted in the creation of a Health Equity Resource Collection and facilitated cultural humility workshops for residents. She has led several academic projects, quality improvement initiatives, and directed curriculum development focused on designing behavioral interventions in underserved communities to promote effective health strategies and improve metabolic health. As a chief resident, she participated in the development of a guideline for residents for the management of hyperglycemia in the hospitalized non-critically ill patients as a scholarly project for the Harvard Macy Institute’s Future Academic Clinician Educators. After her fellowship in Endocrinology, she plans to have a career in academic medicine. Sananda is a member of the Endocrine Society as well as the Obesity Society. During her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with family and friends, dancing, and attending classic car shows.

    Rabail SadiqRabail Sadiq

    Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
    Medical School: C.M.H. Lahore Medical College, Pakistan
    Residency: Norwalk Hospital affiliated with Yale School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: General endocrinology, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and obesity
    Research Interests: Gestational diabetes and type 1 diabetes in young adults
    After residency in internal medicine (2017-2020) I did General Internal Medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center where I took part in the Clinical Research Training Program and received a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Research Methods.

  • Salman BhatSalman Bhat

    Hometown: Srinagar, Kashmir
    Medical School: Government Medical College Srinagar, Kashmir
    Residency: University at Buffalo/ Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Clinical Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, General Endocrinology
    Research Interests: Regulation of appetite and satiation/satiety by the neuro-gastro-endocrine axis.
    Salman grew up in Srinagar, Kashmir and Riyadh, KSA. After completing high school in New Delhi, he transitioned to medical school in Srinagar. Fascinated by hormone physiology and by Lehninger’s Biochemistry, he decided to further his medicine career in the US and trained at University at Buffalo. During his residency, he was involved in a QI study on diabetes self-management and worked with Dr. Paresh Dandona on a pilot project evaluating eicosapentanoic acid and inflammatory responses. After completing his chief residency at UB, Salman chose to further his pursuits in clinical endocrinology and obesity research at Hopkins. He and his wife currently reside in North Baltimore. He is a dedicated soccer and tennis fan, rooting for Real Madrid and Federer. He consumes news voraciously and has watched both the Office and Seinfeld a number of times. Loves to read the Economist. Favorite restaurant in Baltimore is Villagio Café.

    Sooyoung LimSooyoung Lim

    Hometown: New York, New York
    Medical School: University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
    Residency: Duke University Hospitals
    Soo was born in NYC but grew up in various parts of South Korea. She came back to the U.S. for college. In between college and medical school, she served in Americorp in McAllen, Texas, where she worked at a public charter school with a focus on juvenile obesity programs. She attended medical school at University of Chicago and completed internal medicine residency at Duke University, North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and painting.

    Reza PishdadReza Pishdad

    Hometown: Shiraz, Iran
    Medical School: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey
    Clinical Interests: General endocrinology, thyroid disorders, and metabolic disorders
    Research Interests: Endocrine malignancies and endocrine causes of hypertension
    Reza was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran where he attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and completed his internal medicine residency at the same institution. He has been involved in endocrinology research since his early years of medical school through the Endocrine and Metabolism Research center at Shiraz University. He subsequently immigrated to the United States and spent six months of clinical rotations at the Division of Endocrinology at Georgetown University Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Verbalis. After repeating his internal medicine residency at Rutgers University in New Jersey, he started an endocrinology fellowship on clinical track at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is planning to pursue research on endocrinopathies associated with cancer immunotherapy in patients treated with Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors. Reza desires to subspecialize in endocrinology oncology at an advanced fellowship program.

  • Noemi MalandrinoNoemi Malandrino

    Hometown: Caltagirone, Italy
    Medical School: Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    Clinical Interests: Diabetes, obesity, thyroid disorders, general endocrinology
    Research Interests: Diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, body composition, aging, cognitive dysfunction, clinical epidemiology
    Noemi was born and raised in Caltagirone, a town approximately 60 miles south the volcano Etna in Sicily, Italy. She then moved to Rome, where she obtained her M.D., Ph.D. and board in internal medicine – all from the Catholic University School of Medicine. She also worked as a Visiting Research Associate with Dr. Robert Smith and Dr. Wen-Chih (Hank) Wu, at the Hallett Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology and at the VA Medical Center, Brown University, Providence, RI. In the more recent years, Noemi has lived in the Baltimore - Washington DC area. First, she was post-doctoral fellow in the NIDDK intramural research program working with Dr. Rebecca Brown and Dr. Phillip Gorden at the NIH campus in Bethesda. More recently, before joining the Johns Hopkins University Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, she was clinical resident in internal medicine in Baltimore at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, where she was presented with the 2019-2020 Excellence in Ambulatory Medicine Award. Noemi is a member of the Endocrine Society; she was presented with the Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award during the Endo Meeting in Chicago in 2018. Noemi plans to continue her career as a clinical practitioner in the field of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and as a physician-scientist with a research focus on diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance and endocrine- and metabolic-related aspects of aging, cognitive dysfunction and other medical sequelae.

Key Personnel

Alliyia Ingram

Medical Training Program Administrator
Endocrine Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument St., Suite 333
Baltimore, MD 21287
Email: [email protected]

Aniket Sidhaye, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Endocrine Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
1830 E. Monument St., Suite 333
Baltimore, MD 21287
Email: [email protected]

Application Frequently Asked Questions

  • Interested in training at our world-famous institution? We accept applications through ERAS only, at the beginning of each recruitment season. All fellowship applications are processed through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

  • We take fellows only through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

  • We accept fellows into a total of 3 slots per year. The ACGME accredited program is 2 years at the successful completion of which fellow are certified as board eligible.

  • We offer two tracks: 1) Clinical Scholars Track, 2) Research Scholars Track

    All fellows are automatically considered for the clinical scholars track (2 years duration). Fellows with a genuine interest in research-oriented careers and relevant prior experience participating in research are encouraged to apply to the research scholars track (3 years duration).

    Learn more about our two tracks.

  • Yes, we accept all J-1 exchange visitor visas and existing H1B visas where sufficient time is present to cover the period of training.

  • For the 2022 recruitment season, in line with guidelines from the AAMC and APDEM, we will conduct all interviews virtually using the Zoom platform. We may have an optional in-person visit with tour of the hospital but without any individual meetings with faculty or fellows with the goal that attendance of such a visit has no bearing on the rank list. However, at the current time no decisions regarding in-person visits have been made. Additional details will be available after acceptance of an interview invitation.

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