Fellows Resources


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long history of providing exemplary training in endocrinology for careers in academic and clinical endocrinology. We are a medium-sized fellowship program, small enough for individual attention, large enough to facilitate interactions and discussions with co-fellows. The faculty is highly committed to the quality of the teaching program, and in evaluation and revising the program as indicated. The curriculum is flexible to best meet the career aspirations of individual fellows. Our division welcomes fellowship applicants with a desire to explore the molecular and cellular pathophysiology of endocrine and metabolic diseases as a basis for improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches these conditions.

The Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division at UNC-CH is composed of clinical and basic research faculty with interests in all aspects of endocrinology. Clinical care is delivered at hospital and clinic sites, with opportunities to interact with pediatric and reproductive endocrinologists. Ongoing investigations in our division supported by federal and industry grants include clinical diabetes and obesity trials, and basic research into diabetes, IGF axis, lipid metabolism, bone remodeling, and atherosclerosis.

Our fellowship training program enrolls 2 new fellows each year. Our goal is to generate superb endocrinologists who are at the cutting edge of research and patient care. At the end of training we expect our fellows to be able to understand research applicable to their profession, to continuously update their practices with new knowledge, pass the Endocrinology/Metabolism Boards, and be respected contributors to their chosen profession. The Division Faculty looks forward to providing an exciting, congenial and challenging educational experience.


  • Fellows Core Curriculum Teaching Conference (weekly): Didactic conference series covering core topics in general endocrinology delivered by Division Faculty.
  • Research Conference (1/month): A formal research conference by home and visiting faculty. Topics range from basic science topics to clinically oriented research.
  • Cased-Based Teaching Conference (3/month): Multidisciplinary conference attended by subspecialty residents and faculty from adult, pediatric, and reproductive endocrinology presented by Fellows.
  • Topics in Molecular Endocrinology (monthly): Review of critical molecular endocrinology papers and research advances arranged by Faculty.
  • Multidisciplinary Pituitary Adenoma Conference (monthly): Didactic presentation and review of active cases in joint discussion with endocrine, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology and radiation therapy participating.
  • Endocrine Journal Club (monthly): All fellows attend with faculty participation.
  • Multidisciplinary Endocrine Tumor Conference (monthly): Presentations of challenging cases, particularly in the management of thyroid cancer, by faculty and fellows from ENT, endocrinology, surgical oncology, nuclear medicine, for multidisciplinary input into diagnostic and therapeutic management.
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (Weekly)


  • Fellows are evaluated by the Division faculty in regard to proficiency in the 6 core competencies of physician training. These include patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning, systems based practice and professionalism.
  • Fellows will also evaluate the quality of teaching of the training faculty.


Fellows 2015


Sylvia Rivera, MD

  • Research Focus: Effects of Hyperglycemia on Autophagy in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
  • Mentor: David Clemmons, MD
  • Residency Program: University of California, Santa Barbara

Kelsey Barr, MD

  • Research Focus: ACTH Staining as a Predictor of Recurrence in Silent Corticotroph Adenomas
  • Research Mentor: Julie Sharpless, MD
  • Residency Program: Carolinas Medical Center


Victoria Rollins Hudspeth, MD

  • Residency Program: Carolinas Medical Center

Negin Misaghian, MD

  • Residency Program: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center




  • Nathaniel Coleman, MD: Staff Endocrinologist, VAMC, Salisbury, NC
  • Michelle Wilson, MD: Private Practice, Washington, DC 


  • Ray Stadiem, MD: Private Practice, Charlotte NC
  • Sherwin Yen, MD: Private Practice, Austin Tx 


  • Elaine Sunderlin, MD: Private Practice, Spartanburg SC
  • Tiffany Morton, MD: Private Practice, Chambersburg, PA


  • Eyob Makonnen, MD: Private Practice, Wilmington, DE
  • Amit Patel, MD:  Private Practice, Raleigh, NC
  • David Pillinger, MD: Private Practice, Charlotte, NC


  • Melissa Solum, MD: Private Practice, Burlington, NC
  • John Lambeth, MD: Private Practice, Kernersville, NC
  • Emily Neely, MD: Private Practice,  Nashville, TN


  • Maya Styner, MD: Faculty, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Bhakti Paul, MD: Private Practice, Burlington, NC


  • Kristen Fabiato, MD: Private Practice, Richmond, VA


  • Lyuba Boulkina, MD: Inpatient Endocrinologist/Private Practice, Raleigh, NC
  • Justin Moore, MD: Faculty, University of Kansas, Wichita, KS


  • Michelle Cassara, MD: Private Practice, Denver, CO
  • Elizabeth Harris, MD: Faculty, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Ian Orozco, MD: Private Practice, New Bern, NC


  • Kathleen Dungan, MD: Faculty, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Meera Menon, MD: Private Practice, Phoenix, AZ


  • Kelli Dunn, MD: Faculty, Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Jennifer Sipos, MD: Faculty, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


  • Erica Caveney, MD: Quintiles Transnational, Durham, NC
  • Kolin Hoff, MD: Faculty, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Joseph Terrana, MD: Private Practice, Stony Brook, NY



Application to our program is through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)

The UNC Endocrine program will be accepting applications via ERAS starting July 1st, 2015. Complete applications must be received by August 15th to be considered for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on specified Thursdays between August and October, 2015.