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The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship is a three-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship program designed to train pediatricians in the clinical care, education, and research of endocrinology and diabetes. Our program is designed maintain a balance between education and service, humanities and science, and personal and professional satisfaction. Our fellowship highlights are:

  • Being one of the largest training programs in the country, currently with seven fellows.

  • The program features two large programs involving research on diabetes and gender differences.

  • Children’s Mercy hosts the annual Great Plains Endocrinology Symposium.

  • Opportunity to work with the only Pediatric Genome Center in the country.

  • Formal training course in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement

  • Grant writing course

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Certifying Exam passage rate: 100%

Our diabetes program is one of the largest in the country, serving approximately 1,600 diabetic patients. We have 18 pediatric endocrinologists with broad clinical and research interests. In addition to exposure to the full spectrum of pediatric endocrinology disorders, the fellows participate in the following multidisciplinary clinics:

Our faculty members are actively involved in education, research, and publication. Our section was recently awarded the Outstanding Teaching Section Award at Children’s Mercy.

Check us out IRL!

Graduate Medical Education Open House

Explore our hospital and our city. Experience our culture of wellbeing and support firsthand. See your future here, with us.

Save the date:

  • Friday, October 4, 2024
  • Friday, October 25, 2024
  • Friday, November 8, 2024

One night lodging paid. Participation will not affect your ranking. All invited applicants will receive additional information at the time of their invitation to interview.

UIM Mix & Mingles

Optional session for applications traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Meet with UIM faculty, fellows and residents. Discuss DEI efforts and life at CM and in KC!

Save the date:

  • Tentative: Thursday, October 3, 2024 (in person)
  • Tentative: Thursday, October 24, 2024 (in person)

Participation will not affect your ranking. All invited applicants will receive additional information at the time of their invitation to interview.‚Äč

Academic curriculum

Learn more about the curriculum, including didactics, courses and workshops.

Faculty and fellows

Meet the team of fellows and faculty for the Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship.


Learn about the research opportunities and focuses offered during this fellowship.

Apply for the program

The Children's Mercy Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program is sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Prospective candidates should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). Learn more about the application process.

Our Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship team

Joseph Cernich, MD
Fellowship Director
(816) 855-1979

Toni Zaner, BA
Fellowship Coordinator