Program Director's Message


Carolyn Maxwell, MD

Carolyn Maxwell, MD, ECNU
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Endocrinology

Welcome to the Stony Brook Training Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Thank you for visiting our website and allowing me the opportunity to tell you more about our program.  We are a two-year ACGME-accredited traiining program, with three fellowship spots per year, for a total of six endocrinology fellows. We provide a comprehensive fellowship experience in a nurturing and stimulating setting. Our fellows graduate with ample exposure to all aspects of Clinical Endocrinology, including diabetes with a focus on the latest diabetes technology, thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, hands-on experience with neck ultrasonography and needle biopsy, pituitary and adrenal disorders, metabolic bone disorders, reproductive health, and care of the transgender patient.  

 We have two training sites: Stony Brook University Hospital, which serves as Suffolk County’s major tertiary referral center, and the Northport VA Medical Center. Both centers allow our trainees to experience a diverse patient population and a wide range of pathology. Stony Brook University Hospital boasts an ADA-recognized Diabetes Center. Our fellows’ continuity clinics are located at the Northport VA, as well as at our brand-new multi-specialty clinic building located in Lake Grove, NY.  

The strength of our program is the mentorship from our faculty. We have 12 full-time faculty members, each with their own areas of expertise, that share a common dedication to ensuring our fellows receive a thorough training experience. The fellowship is the heart of our division, and we all genuinely want our fellows to thrive during their time with us.  

Fellows spend 10 weeks per year rotating on the inpatient Stony Brook consult service, and 10 weeks per year at the VA Medical Center. The remainder of the year is spent rotating through various outpatient settings, including the PCOS Center, Pediatric Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Diabetes Education, Thyroid clinic, and time spent dedicated to scholarly work and QI projects.  

Our conferences consist of weekly fellows didactics and board review, Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Journal club, Head and Neck Tumor Board, Thyroid Cytopathology, Multi-disciplinary Adrenal Conference. Our fellows also frequently present at our regional Endocrine conference (LICEC) as well as national meetings such as AACE and ENDO.  

We consistently receive feedback from our graduates that they feel well-prepared as they begin their careers as Endocrinologists, and are very fortunate to remain in contact with the majority of our former fellows.  

I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to learn more about our program. We look forward to your application.  


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