Endocrinology and Diabetes | Fellowships | Fellows

Current Fellows

Aurelia Wood, MD PGY 6

Undergrad: Xavier University of Louisiana
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency: University of Louisville
Expected Fellowship Grad Year: 2018
Research Focus: I am interested in monogenic forms of diabetes, specifically utilizing a novel challenge test a screen to increase yield and cost-benefit ratio of genetic testing. I am also very interested in addressing healthcare disparities and providing in-community support to patients from underserved backgrounds with Type I Diabetes.
Research Mentor: Bess Marshall, MD
Interests: I enjoy cooking, yoga, playing tennis, enjoying the outdoors with my husband and our two dogs, and trying new restaurants

Pamela Wagar Smith, MD PGY 5

Undergrad: Alvernia University
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Georgia/Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Expected Fellowship Grad Year: 2019
Research Focus: I am strongly interested in metabolic bone disease
Research Mentor: Michael Whyte, MD
Interests: I enjoy the arts, musicals, choral singing, cooking, sushi, coffee shops, traveling, and hockey

Jennifer Ikle, MD, PhD PGY 4

Undergrad: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Medical School: University of Colorado, Denver
Residency: Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis
Expected Fellowship Grad Year: 2020
Research Focus: Genetic regulators of insulin release from beta cells in zebrafish.
Research Mentor: Colin Nichols, PhD
Interests: Reading, knitting and traveling

Kyle McNerney, MD, PGY 4

Undergrad: University of Chicago
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis
Expected Fellowship Grad Year: 2020
Research Focus: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Vitamin D
Research Mentor: Dr. Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi
Interests: Spending time with my family, reading, watching nature documentaries, going out to eat.

Recent Fellows - Where are they Now?

Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Amy Clark, MD Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Nadim A. Kanafani, MD Private Practice, St. Louis, Missouri
Rachel K. Lescher, MD Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska
Paula Newton, MD University of Maryland Medical Center
John Oberlin, MD UPMC-Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
Stacie P. Shepherd, MD, PhD Senior Medical Director, AbbVie
Jennifer Sprague, MD, PhD Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Stephen Stone, MD Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Mareen Thomas, MD University of Virginia Health System
Lori Wagner, MD Mission Health, Ashville, North Carolina
Arpita Vyas, MD Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Nana-Hawa Yayah, MD University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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