Clinical training occurs primarily located at three sites: Truman Medical Center, Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates, and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. Additional training in pediatric endocrinology takes place at Children’s Mercy Hospital which hosts a pediatric endocrinology fellowship program.
Truman Medical Center (TMC) Health Sciences District (HSD) 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 a 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.
Truman Medical Center-Lakewood is located in Lee’s Summit, MO, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, preventive, specialty, geriatric, and women’s health services. The endocrine faculty practice in this suburban location is growing rapidly, and provides care for a wide range of endocrine conditions in adults of all ages.
The Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (KCVAMC) is located on the east side of Kansas City, MO, approximately three miles from the UMKC Health Sciences District campus. The KCVAMC is a tertiary referral center for eastern Kansas and western Missouri with a busy endocrine service, including specialized diabetes clinics, weight management programs, and access to large clinical databases for research and quality improvement projects.
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 house the pediatrics department for UMKC, and host the required pediatric training for the UMKC School of Medicine’s students and residents. They sponsor a pediatric residency program and a pediatric fellowship program, and have 20 endocrinology faculty on staff. Their diabetes program cares for 1600 patients. Joint conferences are held with the pediatric endocrinology program quarterly.
Saint Luke’s Hospital (SLH) of Kansas City is a private, tertiary teaching hospital located in the heart of Kansas City. The Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart 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.