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Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship - Endocrine Section Directory

Links: Program Description / RotationsDivision Conferences / Master Conference Schedule /  Research Programs / Endocrine Section Directory / Application Instructions 

VA Endocrine Faculty

S. Mitchell Harman, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
CAPT US Public Health Service, retired
Professor, Clinical Medicine, U of AZ College of Medicine
Director, Research, Kronos Institute
602-277-5551, ext. 7095

Peter Reaven, MD
Director, Diabetes Research Program
Professor of Clinical Medicine, U of Arizona
Adjunct Research Professor, ASU
602-277-5551, ext. 6875

Beejal Shah, MD
Staff Physician
602-277-5551, ext. 5746

Elena Plummer, MD
Staff Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, U of Arizona
(602) 277-5551 ext. 5673

Jerome Targovnik, MD
Staff Physician 

Sylvia Vela, MD
Deputy Chief of Staff
602-277-5551, ext. 6446

VA Research Faculty

Janet Fawcett, PhD
Research Methodologist
(602)277-5551, ext. 5930

VA Radiology/Nuclear Medicine

Michelle Dorsey, MD
Physician, Nuclear Medicine, Dept. of Radiology
602-277-5551, ext. 6352

Edwin Goldstein, MD FACR
Chief, Nuclear Medicine & PET/CT
602-277-5551, ext. 4781

Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Richard Lopchinsky, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery,
University of AZ School of Medicine – Phoenix Campus
VA Chief, ENT / Head & Neck Service

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital Endocrine Faculty

Vijaya Chockalingam, MD
Sathya Jyotinagraram, MD
Philip Levy, MD

Off-site Volunteer Faculty

Joan Bailey, MD
Endocrinology Private Practice

Dan Duick, MD
Endocrinology Private Practice

Richard Gerkin, MD
Epidemiologist, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

William White, MD
Neurosurgery Barrow’s Neurological Institute

Endocrine Fellows (2014)

Manal Alhakim, MD
(602)277-5551, ext. 5246

Gauri Behari, MD
(602) 277-5551 ext. 5934

Richa Bhattarai, MD
(602)277-5551, ext. 5936

Brown, Steven L., DO
(602) 277-5551 ext. 5948

Endocrine Staff

Garner, Cynthia E.
Nurse Practitioner
602-277-5551 x6820

Williamson, Kristin A.
Physican Assistant
(602)277-5551, ext 7998

John Matchette
Physican Assistant
Certified Diabetes Educator
(602)277-5551, ext. 6114 

Stephanie Brigham BSN, RN
602-277-5551 ext3763

Becky Miller
Endocrine PSA
(602)277-5551, ext. 5817 

Endocrine Fellowship Coordinator 

Antoinette Whatley
Fellowship Coordinator
Pulm/Critical Care, GI, Endocrine
Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix
1111 E. McDowell Rd.
Medical Education, LL2
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-839-2792 office
602-839-2084 fax