Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

We are excited to introduce you to the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s!

The Connecticut Children’s Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes is continually ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Children’s Hospital” for Diabetes and Endocrinology. Connecticut Children's is the only free-standing full-service children's hospital in the state of CT. Fellows spend their inpatient rotations at Connecticut Children's Hospital, which is located in Hartford, CT. The majority of the outpatient rotations take place at the division's main location in a large stand-alone ambulatory center of Connecticut Children's in Farmington, which is a short drive from the main campus.

Our academic Department of Pediatrics, as well as our robust research institution, is housed within the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington.

Our fellowship in pediatric endocrinology is three years in duration and has been designed to meet the requirements of the subspecialty board in pediatric endocrinology of the American Board of Pediatrics. The primary focus of the first year is clinical with dedicated time during the year to develop a research focus and identify a research mentor. The second year is largely focused on the major clinical, translational, and/or basic science research the fellow pursues under the mentorship of accomplished faculty who are based at Connecticut Children’s or UConn Health. There are opportunities in the third, and final year, of the fellowship to tailor the schedule to best fit the individual fellow’s career goals and develop more specific expertise in a particular area of endocrinology.

Our program provides a balance of excellent clinical training and research to prepare graduates for successful careers in pediatric endocrinology, whether academic or private practice.

Diversity and inclusion are foundational elements of the University of Connecticut Pediatric Fellowship Programs at Connecticut Children’s. Consistent with this focus, we support and celebrate diversity in all its varied expressions, including but not limited to: gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our goal is to provide an educational environment that fosters the success of learners who are representative of the diverse population of Connecticut in a clinical environment that provides high quality healthcare to all communities in our state.

On behalf of our faculty and staff, we thank you for your interest in our Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program. We encourage you to learn more about why you should pursue your endocrinology training at Connecticut Children’s. Our training program will provide you with the necessary tools to embark upon a successful career in pediatric endocrinology!

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Vivian Bronson at

Sunitha Sura, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Medical Director, Lipid Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology, Connecticut Children’s

Emily Germain-Lee, M.D.
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Professor of Pediatrics

Christine Trapp, M.D.
Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Vivian Bronson
Program Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship