About the Program
The Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine is an ACGME accredited 2-year program designed to provide fellows with maximum clinical exposure to the breadth of endocrinology while also providing unparalleled research opportunities in preparation for an independent academic career. Physicians with exceptional clinical skills who intend to pursue a career in clinical endocrinology will be considered for fellowship positions as well.
The program is currently led by Dr. Susan Samson (since 2014), who brings seven years of educational experience as the previous associate program director, and serves both Harris Health System and CHI St. Luke’s. Dr. Sanjay Mediwala is the associate program director and is faculty at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The present program was first developed by Dr. Peter Kohler, chief of the endocrine division from 1972-1977. Dr. James B. Field served as division chief until 1987. Under Dr. Field's leadership, the division expanded its research capabilities and was funded by NIH for a Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center. The current program structure was developed under Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam who led the program for 15 years. Under his direction, the program expanded to its current size of five fellows per year involving five hospital sites, the largest in the country.