Clinical training occurs primarily located at two sites: Truman Medical Center and Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates. Additional training in pediatric endocrinology takes place at Children’s Mercy Hospital which hosts a pediatric endocrinology fellowship program. Some experiences in endocrinology in pregnancy take place at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Truman Medical Center (TMC) Hospital Hill is an urban, academic medical center located on the same campus as the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) health sciences schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. TMC provides a broad array of acute and outpatient clinical services to a diverse patient population. It provides primary care and consultative services to 110,000 unique individuals across the lifespan. It is 237-bed, Level I trauma center known for programs in asthma, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, high risk obstetrics, ophthalmology, and women’s health. TMC has been recognized five years in a row by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine as one of Health Care’s “Most Wired” organizations. TMC is the primary clinical training site for the UMKC School of Medicine medical students, and hosts clinical training for the UMKC’s 35 residency and fellowship programs.
Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates is a private, multidisciplinary endocrinology practice located five miles from the UMKC Hospital Hill campus. Founded 35 years ago by Richard Hellman, MD, FACP, FACE, the clinical staff includes three clinical endocrinologists (with a fourth arriving in late 2016) and a large clinical team. The program has an active general endocrine practice, including an ADA-Certified Diabetes Education Program, but also emphasis on thyroid, bone and calcium metabolism. Howard Rosen, MD, FACE, ECNU, and Mariana Touza, MD, lead the thyroid program. The physicians maintain an active teaching program at this site, and there is also a very active consultative service provided at the adjoining North Kansas City Hospital.
Dr. Hellman recently was the recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and also the Distinguished Reviewer Award (for the second consecutive year) by the American Diabetes Association and Editorial Board of Diabetes Care. In the fall of 2015, Dr. Hellman and the practice received the first ever Innovation Award presented by the Kansas City Medical Society.
Children’s Mercy Hospital is a regional pediatric hospital ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in America by U.S. News and World Report. They host a pediatric residency program and a pediatric fellowship program, and have 20 endocrinology faculty on staff. Their diabetes program cares for 1600 patients.
Saint Luke’s Hospital (SLH) of Kansas City is a private, tertiary teaching hospital located in the heart of Kansas City. It offers a high risk pregnancy teaching clinic with a high prevalence of diabetes, thyroid disease, and other endocrine and metabolic conditions. The Saint Luke’s Mid America Health Institute is internationally recognized for is comprehensive cardiac care, as well as its outcomes research programs in cardiovascular disease. Research programs in the contributing causes of heart disease include diabetes and lipid disorders. SLH is a major affiliated hospital for the UMKC School of Medicine and hosts clinical training for most of the UMKC adult residency and fellowship programs.