Fellowship Alumni

​Program graduates and their current positions

2020 - Sarah Laurenzano, MD 
Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico
Area of interest: General pediatric endocrinology
“I got a well-rounded clinical education from a wonderful group of endocrinologists at an excellent children's hospital, and feel very prepared for my new academic position.” 

2018 - Carrie Graves, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, WA
Area of Interest: Type 1 diabetes
“I truly appreciated the supportive atmosphere and flexibility of the UCSD fellowship program, and the encouragement to attend conferences and push ourselves to learn more.”

2017 - Sejal Kadakia, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Area of interest: Prader Willi Syndrome
“I will always fondly remember the friendly and supportive environment in which I was able to train.”

2016 - Jennifer Concepcion, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist at Hawai’i Pacific Health, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children, on Oahu, HI
Area of interest:  Precocious puberty
“As a previous pediatric endocrine fellow at UCSD/Rady, I am most thankful for the attendings, all of whom teach with such passion and nurture. I miss this stimulating environment now that I am on my own, but am grateful to know they are just one email and phone call away.”

2015 - Maria Eleni Nikita, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at University of Maryland Medical Center
Area of interest:  Pediatric thyroid cancer, disorders of sex development, and care of transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents
“I cannot be more grateful for having completed my fellowship at Rady Children’s. I got exceptional training in a wide variety of pathologies. Most importantly though, I felt that I belonged in a family, eager to teach and guide me. I have not only gained a great education and foundation for my career but also life-long mentors and friends.” 

2014 - Hiba Al-Zubeidi, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Pediatric Endocrinologist at La Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN
Area of interest : thyroid disorders and polycystic ovarian syndrome
“Great people to work with where I found the best mentors, diverse and everyone is invested in teaching the fellows.”

2013 - Abigail Fruzza, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist at UC Davis Medical Center
Area of interest: Stem cell research and treatment for type 1 diabetes; telemedicine clinical care
“The fellowship training program provides exposure to a wide variety of endocrine conditions as well as training from many pediatric endocrinologists with a high level of expertise.”

2012 - Audrey Briscoe, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente in Downey, CA
Current position: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
Area of interest: general peds Endo; large population of adrenal disorders at Downey 
“I really enjoyed my time at UCSD. The large volume of diabetes and NICU patients seen during my fellowship helped me succeed as a solo Pediatric endocrinologist right out of fellowship!” 

2009 - Maja Marinkovic, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UC San Diego
Medical Co-director of the Center for Gender Affirming Care at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego 
Area of interest: Transgender medicine     

2008 - Carla Demeterco, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UC San Diego
Area of interest: Quality improvement for the care of type 1 diabetes

2008 - Daniela Cohen, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA
Area of interest - Pediatric Diabetes
“The fellowship was memorable because the opportunity to work with a group of great, dedicated clinicians and learn from them.” 

2007 - Srinath Sanda, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, UC San Francisco
Area of interest: Translational research on tolerogenic mechanisms in type 1 diabetes; pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis related diabetes
“The diverse clinical cases were invaluable in my training but the faculty made it a truly memorable experience.”

2005 - Pablito Nagpala, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Associates of Long Beach
Area of Interest:  Diabetes, thyroid disorders, short stature, disorders of puberty, disorders of calcium regulation
“Doing hospital rounds with the attending on call was the most memorable and valuable fellowship experience for me.” 

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