Welcome to the UNM Endocrinology Fellowship

Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Apply for a two-year fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of New Mexico. You will receive personal instruction and supervision from six full-time endocrine faculty, as well as part-time and volunteer faculty.

Individual faculty members lead weekly board review and didactic sessions.  Joint conferences take place with the Department of Neurosurgery, Division of ENT surgery, the Nuclear Medicine Program and the Division of Urology. This ensures continuity of patient care and promotes education.


The fellowship program includes rotations at both the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. This comprehensive program involves:

  • Inpatient consultations
  • Outpatient clinic visits
  • Clinical conferences 
  • Common services, such as:
    • Management of insulin pumps
    • Continuous glucose monitoring 
    • DEXA scan interpretation
    • Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules

You also can schedule elective rotations with pediatric endocrinology, maternal-fetal medicine, bariatric surgery, metabolic bone clinic, and lipid clinic during the fellowship.


Fellows are encouraged to develop a scholarly project and attend and present at regional and national scientific meetings or publish a case report or a review on a topic in endocrinology.

The Division of Endocrinology

Division Chief

David Schade, MD 

Division of Endocrinology

Department of Internal Medicine


1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-4657

Email: dschade@salud.unm.edu

Fellowship Director

Christina Lovato, M.D.

Phone: 505-272-4658

Email: clovato@salud.unm.edu