Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Creighton University Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship. Established in 2005, we offer a strong and solid training experience.  We encourage you to consider Creighton University for your subspecialty training.  

Program Description

Creighton University offers a two-year subspecialty training program for physicians who have completed post-graduate training in an ACGME Internal Medicine Residency Program.  The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and is approved for a total of 3 fellows.  In academic years beginning with an even number, the program accepts one new fellow.  In academic years beginning with an odd number, the program accepts two new fellows.  

Education and Experience

The fellowship is designed to provide advanced training and clinical experience in both ambulatory and inpatient settings.  It exposes trainees to all aspects of the subspecialty and prepares them to successfully assume roles as clinicians, educators, and/or investigators.  Fellows work closely with the Program Director and other faculty, where open communication and interaction is encouraged. 

Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of endocrine and metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, parathyroid, calcium, vitamin D, and bone disorders.  They are assigned to the inpatient consult service, continuity clinics, and specialty clinics. There is minimal call on the Endocrine service.  Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Bone Metabolism, Osteoporosis, and Diabetes Centers that offer a vast array of patient and research activities.

Clinical experience is complimented by a strong academic program that consists of core lectures and conferences by expert faculty.  Creighton University is home to internationally recognized educators and researchers who participate in fellowship training.  

Fellows assist with teaching activities and serve as a resource and mentor for medical students and house staff rotating on the Endocrine service.  They are responsible for organizing and presenting rounds, conferences and Journal Clubs.  They participate in research projects and work with a faculty mentor to present and/or publish their findings on a national level.     

Training Locations

The principal fellowship training facility is the Creighton University Medical Center, with additional clinical experience at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Children's Hospital.  All training facilities are located in Omaha, Nebraska, and are a short driving distance from each other.

ABIM Subspecialty Exam

Graduates of the fellowship program are expected to take the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) subspecialty examination in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases.  Fellows participate in in-service training exams and board review sessions during fellowship.  Graduates consistently perform well on the board exam and have ample employment opportunities in their subspecialty.    


Fellowship applications are accepted only through ERAS.  Applications are for fellowship start dates in July of the following year.  The application requires

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX, or NBME)
  • 3 letters of recommendation, one must be from the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director 
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (for graduates from foreign medical schools)
  • A photograph

Passage of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 is required before entering the fellowship program, but is not required at the time of application or interview.  Applicants are contacted via e-mail by the Program Director or Coordinator if selected for an interview.

Foreign Medical Graduates

Creighton University School of Medicine postgraduate training programs accept foreign medical graduates or foreign nationals who are US allopathic or osteopathic medical school graduates on a J-1 or J-2 Visa sponsored by ECFMG.  Sponsorship of the H-1B Visa is not available for the graduate medical education programs.

NRMP Specialty Matching Services

Applicants who interview for a fellowship position at Creighton University must register through the Endocrinology Subspecialty Match Program sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program Specialty Matching Services.    


Creighton University Department of Internal Medicine does not offer or approve subspecialty observership rotations. 

Graduate Medical Education

Visit the Graduate Medical Education website for additional information including recruitment details, benefits and compensation. 

Program Director

Robert J. Anderson, MD, FACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences  
Section Chief, VA NE-Western IA Health Care System 

4101 Woolworth Ave. Res 151
Omaha, Nebraska 68105
402.955.4312       robert.anderson4@med.va.gov

Division Chief

Robert R. Recker, MD, FACE, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Osteoporosis Research Center
601 North 30th Street, Suite 5766
Omaha, Nebraska 68131

Other Key Faculty

J. Christopher Gallagher, MD
Professor of Medicine; , 
Director, Bone Metabolism Unit
601 No. 30th Street, Suite 6712,
Omaha, NE 68131
402.280.4516 jcg@creighton.edu

Marc S. Rendell, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director Diabetes Center
601 No. 30th Street, Suite 6715,
Omaha, NE 68131
402.280.4319 rendell@asndi.com


Dr. Mohsen Zena

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
Associate Program Director Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
CHI/Osteoporosis Research
601 N. 30th St., Suite 4820Omaha, NE 68131