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GME : Fellowship : Endocrinology

Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Winthrop University Hospital, Clinical Campus for the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

We are committed to our goal of excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our faculty specializes in a variety of endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, and obesity. We have a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, diabetes educators, medical assistants, and administrative staff who work together to provide our patients with an outstanding clinical experience and contribute to the education of our endocrine fellows, medical residents, medical students and nurse practitioner students. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in Endocrinology and have achieved success in private practice and academic settings throughout the world. Through collaborative relationships within the Winthrop Research Institute, there are myriad opportunities for participation in ongoing research studies. Thank you for visiting our Division.

Applying to our program

As Fellowship Program Coordinator, my role is to support our trainees and assist in making their fellowship experience successful. Feel free to contact me through e-mail with your questions. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications will be downloaded for review in the beginning of July each year.

Corinne Alberto
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-6
Garden City, NY 11530
Tel: 516-663-4775
Fax: 516-663-3931
Endocrinology Fellowship

Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD

Program Director's Message

The goal of the training program in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism is to develop expert medical consultants, teachers and researchers. Candidates who are motivated, talented and responsible will learn to be endocrinologists while functioning as representative team members of the Division in areas of patient care, teaching and research. Our curriculum is a comprehensive integration of didactic and practical teaching, literature review and close interaction with faculty in all clinical and research activities.

Associate Program Director's Message

As the Associate Program Director, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our program. I have been privileged to work with so many talented endocrine fellows over the past several years, and I am proud of the excellent clinical training our fellows receive from our program. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our fellows with an outstanding training experience, and our hospital’s Research Institute continues to grow and provide an increasing number of research opportunities. Our goal is to provide our fellows with a well-rounded clinical training experience, and the necessary tools to excel in their future careers. Thank you for considering our program, and I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and share my excitement for our program.



  • A comprehensive clinical experience, resulting from a wide variety of patients referred to the endocrinology practice and consultation service
  • The outpatient experience is conducted as the fellow's private practice, as an associate of the faculty in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • The fellow is the leader in the inpatient consultation service
  • A nine-month block of protected research time
  • An opportunity to learn the principles and treatment of obesity in an established Weight Management Program
  • Generous house staff benefits, including heavily subsidized housing and three complimentary meals per day



The fellowship is a two-year program. Year one provides the endocrinology fellow with the knowledge and clinical experience to enter a career as a consultant in endocrinology. During the first year, fellows lead a consultation team for the evaluation of inpatients with endocrine diseases. There is close interaction with the staff in the nationally recognized Winthrop Diabetes Education Center. During year two the endocrinology resident works on planning, data collection, analysis and presentation of an independent research project. There is an opportunity to perform basic research in diabetes and metabolism in a nationally known laboratory. In addition, there is opportunity to round with the pediatric endocrinology faculty.


Rotations in Months


Consultation Service

Research/Educational Experiences

PGY4- Entry on an Even Year



PGY5- Entered on an Even Year



PGY4- Entry on an Odd Year



PGY 5-Entered on an Odd Year




Key Faculty

  • Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD- Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Program Director, Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interests: Disease of the Thyroid, Obesity
  • John F. Aloia, MD- Chief Academic Officer, Associate Dean, Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interests: Osteoporosis
  • Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE- Executive Director Diabetes and Obesity Institute, Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine Associate Editor, The Diabetes Educator
  • Michael Radin, MD- Associate Director- Endocrinology Fellowship Program, Medical Director- Winthrop Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Director- Endocrinology Clinical Trials, Assistant Professor of Medicine- SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Disease of the Thyroid
  • Mageda B. Mikhail, MD- Associate Director, Bone Mineral Research Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interests: Osteoporosis, Obesity
  • Namyi Yu, MD- Director, Weight Management Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research Interests: Obesity
  • Raymond Lau, MD- Attending Physician. Research Interests: Diabetes, Obesity
  • Cindy L. Bredefeld, DO- Attending Physician. Research interests: Diabetes, Obesity
  • Eileen Egan, FNP-C.,CDE- TechMastery Specialist

For further information, contact:

Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Winthrop-University Hospital
1300 Franklin Avenue, suite ML6
Garden City, NY 11530

Corinne Alberto
Academic Coordinator, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Tel: (516) 663-4775
Fax: (516) 663-3931

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