Department of Internal Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship


Thank you for your interest in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism fellowship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). This is a two-year program designed to provide comprehensive clinical training in endocrinology.  Graduates of the program are expected to excel as well-rounded physicians who are prepared to provide compassionate, clinical care of patients with a wide range of endocrine and metabolic conditions. The program offers training and experience in both quality improvement and clinical research.

The fellowship is primarily located at three training sites: University Health Center, the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (KCVAMC), and Saint. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. University Health is a safety-net hospital co-located on the UMKC Hospital Hill health sciences campus and provides an urban, academic medical center setting.  University Health has a clinical location in Lee’s Summit, MO with a growing endocrine practice where fellows experience a suburban practice.  The KCVAMC is a large, tertiary referral center for veterans in Kansas and Missouri located about three miles from University Health Center.  Saint Luke’s Hospital is a private, tertiary care teaching hospital with a large cardiovascular clinical and research program, also located only a few miles from University Health Center.

Together with training experiences at other affiliated hospitals, there is experience with patients across a diverse spectrum of age, racial and ethnic background, socioeconomic status, gender, and clinical conditions in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Brandon Barthel, M.D.Brandon Barthel, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Program Director,
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism