Dr. Magdalena Bogun appointed Director of Graduate Medical Education Endocrinology Training Program

Dr. Magdalena Bogun is the new Director of the Endocrinology Training Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). Dr. Bogun will take over this important role from Dr. Sallia Kurra who has led the program since 2014.

“I am very excited for this opportunity,” said Dr. Bogun. “I look forward to working with faculty members within our endocrine division to train future leaders in the field.”

CUIMC’s American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) -accredited fellowship program trains exceptional clinical endocrinologists and outstanding research physicians who will become leaders in the field. Graduates from the program have thriving careers in academic medicine and clinical practice.

Beginning last academic year (2020-2021) fellows in the program have the choice of two training tracks: clinical and research. The clinical track and research track are similar in the first year where in both tracks fellows see patients on the inpatient endocrine consult service and continuity clinic. During the second year, the tracks diverge. Fellows in clinical track get more clinic time while fellows in the research track focus more on research as well as on their continuity clinics. The clinical track is a 2-year program and research track is a 3-year program.

In the clinical track, fellows will primarily engage in outpatient clinical work during their second year of fellowship including in their own general endocrine, thyroid, and diabetes clinics. They will also be able to engage in a research project and participate in additional clinics with world-renowned faculty in the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Thyroid Center, Parathyroid Center, Neuroendocrine Division, Lipid Unit and our Metabolic Bone Diseases Program.

The unique NIH-funded research track allows fellows to engage in research from inception to publication, under the guidance of faculty mentors. Fellows remain engaged in clinical work throughout, including via their longitudinal continuity clinic in which they establish long-term relationships with patients. Fellows will also have an opportunity to obtain a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

“I would like to welcome Dr. Bogun in her new role and wish her a successful tenure,” said Domenico Accili, MD a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Director of the Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center in New York City. “Dr. Bogun is well prepared to continue the tradition of fostering the training and career paths of future Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship trainees.”