Department of Internal Medicine

Nutrition and Metabolism Fellowship

UMKC School of Medicine

Thank you for your interest in the Nutrition and Metabolism Fellowship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). This is a one-year, non-ACGME program designed to provide clinical and research training in prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disease, including obesity, lipids, type 2 diabetes, and nutrition. Graduates will acquire the competencies enter either clinical or academic practice to practice health promotion, disease prevention, care, and treatment for a diverse patient population of all genders–from adolescence to old age–to improve cardiometabolic health and promote healthy aging. The program offers training and experience in both quality improvement and clinical research.

The fellowship is located at University Health of Kansas City, MO. University Health has two campuses: University Health Truman Medical Center is a safety-net hospital co-located in the UMKC Health Sciences District and provides an urban, academic medical center setting; University Health Lakewood is located a few miles away in Lee’s Summit, MO where fellows experience a suburban practice. Although affiliated with the Division of Endocrinology, the fellowship is a collaboration among the faculty in endocrinology, cardiology, and other specialties (nephrology, sleep medicine, weight management, sports medicine, nutrition, etc.), so that fellows have clinical experience in disciplines involved in treatment and prevention of cardiometabolic disease and its complications.

One fellow per year is accepted into the program. The Nutrition and Metabolism fellow interacts with the two Endocrinology fellows in clinic and conferences and with other residents and fellows on clinical rotations in other disciplines. Applicants are accepted who have completed a residency in either internal medicine or family medicine.

The program opened in 2022 and we and the other faculty are excited about the opportunity to train fellows in nutrition and metabolism that impact the important, emerging field of cardiometabolic health.

Betty M. Drees, MD, FACP, FACE
Professor and Dean Emerita
Program Director

Angel López-Candales, MD, FACC, FASE
Associate Program Director