Janet Lucien, D.O.
Incoming fellow
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lucien into the fellowship.
Amira Ramadan, M.D.
First year fellow
I was born in Prague but raised in beautiful, warm Egypt. There, I pursued my lifelong dream of becoming a pediatrician after graduating from the School Of Medicine at Ain Shams University, and then completing my pediatric residency. After residency, I worked mostly in outpatient clinics, both private and university affiliated. I even dabbled in a little in research at the National Research Center. I have always had a passion for Pediatric Endocrinology. I received a Master’s Degree in exploring the adrenal reserve in children with tuberculosis. Afterwards, I developed an interest in pursuing a career in academia, and I achieved a PhD in pediatrics, studying atypical pathogens among community acquired pneumonia in children. My career then brought me to the United States where I challenged my interest in research as a research fellow in the Cardiovascular Institute and Lipid Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. From there I went on to a research fellowship in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital

And, last, but certainly far from least, I am now half way through my first year in the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where I am enjoying working with and learning from such great team. For a Prague- born Egyptian, I must admit that my passion for knowledge has definitely brought me far. However, what I have learned in my short time here in UNC cannot be compared to anything I have experienced thus far!
Beth Sandberg, M.D.
Third year fellow
I am a Michigan girl, born and raised. I attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate training, and then headed to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University. Residency training brought me to UNC, and after spending an elective rotation with the Pediatric Endocrinology department my intern year, my passion for pediatric endocrinology was solidified. As a resident, I was fortunate enough to find multiple mentors in the endocrinology department, who encouraged me to seek out multiple academic projects – including a podium presentation at the Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society meeting. Since joining the division as a fellow, I have had the opportunity to learn from this exceptional group of scientists and clinicians, who push me to think critically and learn from my patients. Our faculty have continually supported and encouraged me to pursue my personal interests – specifically quality improvement, education, and the care of children with gender dysphoria – which has made my time here fun and rewarding. In my time off, I love to spend time outside with my husband – whether it is snowboarding in the mountains, or relaxing on the beach. But if it is a Saturday in the fall, you can find me cheering on my Michigan Wolverines!

Fellow Graduates at the division of Pediatric Endocrinology, School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill for the last 10 years.

Mark Henin, M.D.
Graduated 2018


Current Position:
Pediatric Endocrinologist
WakeMed Physician Practices
Scholarly Project: Anti-Human CD4 and CD8 Antibody Co-Therapy Induce T-Cell Egress from Inflammatory Tissues via the FOXO1 Pathway.

Dr. Henin presented his work during an oral podium presentation at the 10th International Joint Meeting of the Pediatric Endocrine Society in 2017. In addition, he won the Jud Van Wyk Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Basic Science Research at the annual UNC Thomas F. Boat Day of Scholarship.

“Since starting at UNC for my Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship, I have relished the opportunity to work with fantastic attendings who come from a variety of research backgrounds and who all place education as a top priority. I quickly discovered that there is no shortage of pathology at UNC. In my short time here I have been personally involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with new onset diabetes, panhypopituatirism, adrenoleukodystrophy, Turner Syndrome, 46 XY ovotesticular DSD, Graves’ disease, congenital hypothyroidism, PCOS, MEN (1a and 2a) and thyroid carcinoma (papillary and follicular) both on the inpatient wards and in the clinic. As a top flight academic institution located in the heart of the Research Triangle, UNC also provides a plethora of clinical, translational or laboratory research opportunities for fellows.”
Bradly Thrasher, D.O.
Graduated 2017


Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Erlanger Children’s Hospital Chattanooga, Tennessee
Scholarly Project: Immune Response to Vaccination in Turner Syndrome. Over the course of 24 months, Dr. Thrasher recruited patients and completed data analysis evaluating the immune response to HPV vaccine in TS patients. He received the 2015 Walter Tunnessen Award for Best Clinical Science Research after presenting his work at the University of North Carolina Evening of Scholarship Meeting. His work was also selected as a top ranking abstract at the 2016 Pediatric Endocrine Society Annual Meeting for which he was awarded a Presidential Poster Session.

“…I was excited about learning how to design and conduct translational research that may impact patient care. I have valued my time at UNC and know that my first-rate training and mentorship have me ever-ready for my first faculty position as an assistant professor of pediatrics at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga – Erlanger Children’s Hospital.”
Janel Hunter, M.D.
Graduated 2016


Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Wake Forest Baptist Health, Brenner Children’s Hospital
Winston Salem, NC
Scholarly Project:
Hunter JD, Calikoglu AS. Etiological and clinical characteristics of central diabetes insipidus in children: a single center experience. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2016;2016:3. doi: 10.1186/s13633-016-0021-y. Epub 2016 Feb 11.

“My career intentions were to become a skilled clinician and educator in academic medicine, and I believe that my excellent training and mentorship have prepared me exceedingly well for my first faculty position as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

"I am extremely grateful for the multitude of clinical, educational, and research opportunities during my time at UNC that have culminated in an effective and enjoyable fellowship training experience. I feel strongly that my training, in addition to the relationships with mentors that I have established, will allow me to make a successful transition from fellow to faculty member and to contribute greatly to the academic community at Wake Forest School of Medicine.”

Lydia Snyder, M.D.
Graduated 2015


Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic, Departments of Pediatrics
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care
Jacksonville, FL
Scholarly Project:
Evaluating Substance Use and Insulin Misuse in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. The Diabetes Educator. 2016; 42 (5): 529-537

“I began my pediatric endocrinology fellowship training in July 2012 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). My goal was to develop a strong knowledge base and outstanding clinical skills to become a successful academic pediatric endocrinologist. In addition, I was enthusiastic about learning how to effectively design and conduct clinical research to impact patient care. Under excellent clinical and research mentorship at UNC, I have accomplished these goals”

Ashley Jessup, M.D.
Graduated 2013

Current Position:
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Cone Health Medical Group
Greensboro, NC

Jennifer Law, M.D.
Graduated 2012

Current Position:
Associate Professor of Pediatric
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Catherine Constantacos, M.D.
Graduated 2011

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston Salem, NC

Yun Yan, M.D.
Graduated 2011

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO

Anita Azam, M.D.
Graduated 2010

Current Position:
Pediatric Endocrinologist
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

Elizabeth Fudge, M.D.
Graduated 2010

Current Position:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Shipra Patel, M.D.
Graduated 2008

Current Position:
Medical Director, Parexel International

 

 

 

 

 

Nina Jain, M.D.
Graduated 2008

Current Position:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

 

Robert Benjamin, M.D.
Graduated 2006

Current Position:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Duke University Hospital
Durham, NC