Education: MD or DO
Training: Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited and/or AOA-approved residency training program in internal medicine, followed by an ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and/or an AOA-approved fellowship training program in endocrinology.
Certification: Within three years of completion of an approved fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, certification in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine or certification in endocrinology by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
Description: Evaluation and management of hormonal problems, including diseases, infections, neoplasms and other dysfunctions of the endocrine organs. Evaluation and management of Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes, including acute, life-threatening complications of hyper- and hypo-gylcemia; intensive insulin management in critical care and surgical patients; and intensive management of glycemic control in ambulatory settings. Evaluation and management of mutifactoral disorders associated with hormonal regulation, including disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base metabolism; disorders of bone and mineral metabolism; calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium imbalances; ectopic hormone production; endocrine aspects of psychiatric diseases; parenteral nutrition support; and lipid and lipoprotein disorders.