Mayo Clinic College of Medicine



Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Duration of Fellowship:

1 year  - fully funded

Number of Available Fellowship Positions:


Program Director:
Program Director Email:

Benzon Dy, M.D.
[email protected]

Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Title:
Secondary Contact Email:

Cindy Grogg
Program Coordinator
[email protected]


Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Phone: (507) 284-2511

Cindy Grogg
Program Coordinator
Phone: (507) 255-9706

Objectives of the Program:

Technical excellence in endocrine surgery as well as research. Proficient in work up of endocrinopathies.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

At the completion of his/her Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery Fellowship training, the fellow should be able to apply an integrated multidisciplinary approach, including surgical expertise, to patients with common and complicated endocrine surgical problems. To take advantage of the multidisciplinary expertise often required in the overall management of endocrine surgical patients, we have established clinical rotations in radiology for ultrasonography and computed tomography, nuclear medicine to encompass parathyroid and thyroid imaging and therapeutic 131I administration, pathology and cytology, and the various subspecialties of medical endocrinology. The endocrine fellow would participate and be responsible for educational conferences and intraoperative teaching, as well as stimulate opportunities for clinical and collaborative translational research.

Average Thyroid Case Volume: 100
Average Parathyroid Case Volume: 100
Average Adrenal Case Volume: 40

Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET)

Number of evaluation and management of NET (enteric and pancreatic only) cases per year: 15
Number of operative NET (enteric and pancreatic only) cases per year: 10

International Medical Graduates:

International Medical Graduates will be considered with ECFMG Certification. J-1 Visas are accepted.

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Previous Fellows:

John Porterfield, M.D. (2007-2008), University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.

Kimberly Vanderveen, M.D. (2008-2009), Private Practice, Denver, CO.

Amy Quillo, M.D. (2009-2010), University of Louisville, KY.

Bianca Vazquez, M.D. (2010-2011), Private Practice, Scottsdale, AZ.

Louis Lee, M.D. (2011-2012), Private Practice, San Jose, CA

Anna Kundel, M.D. (2012-2013), Private Practice, Ridgewood, NJ

Benzon Dy, M.D. (2013-2014), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Grace Lee, M.D. (2014-2015) Yale University, New Haven, CT

Zahraa Al-Hilli, M.B.,B.Ch. (2015-2016), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Patricia Cronin, M.B.,B.Ch. (2016-2017), Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Veljko Strajina, M.D. (2017-2018), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Megan Berger, M.D. (2018-2019), University of Minnesota Physicians, Minneapolis, MN

Trenton Foster, M.D. (2019-2020), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Yalon, Tal, M.D. (2020-2021), Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI

Sujata Saha, M.D. (2021-2022), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Alaa Sada, M.D. (2022-2023), University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA