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Program Description:

Endocrine Oncology Fellowship is a one-year advanced multidisciplinary training at Moffitt Cancer Center led by the Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology for physicians who successfully completed endocrine fellowship and seeking specialized in-depth education in the field of Endocrine Oncology.

The goals of the Endocrine Oncology Fellowship are:

  • To provide comprehensive training in the evaluation and treatment of patients with endocrine neoplasms, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and neuroendocrine in a high-volume cancer center
  • To enhance postgraduate training through scholarly academic activities
  • To advance knowledge in translational and clinical research in the field of endocrine oncology
  • To prepare the next generation of clinicians for academic careers, specifically focusing on endocrine oncology

Endocrine Oncology Fellowship goals will be achieved through clinical outpatient rotations, inpatient service, protected research time, and academic activities within the department.


Fellows will participate in study design, data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation of data results, and drawing conclusions. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of clinical trials ongoing in the department, learn about study enrollment, informed consent, study monitoring, adverse event reporting, and outcome reporting. Fellows will have an opportunity to participate in behavioral science research and translational research. They will have an opportunity to work with the departmental database. Fellows will select a research project and a research team at the beginning of the Fellowship or prior to it. Fellows will have dedicated research time for their project. 


Core Faculty:

Valentina Tarasova, MD, Julie Hallanger Johnson, MD, Bryan McIver, MBSS, Colleen Veloski, MD, John Tourtelot, MD, Sarimar Agosto Salgado, MD, Kristen Otto, MD, Caitlin McMullen, MD, Christine Chung, MD.

Adjunct Faculty:

Trad Wadsworth, MD, Krupal Patel, MD, Jameel Muzaffar, MD, Kedar Kirtane, MD, Juan Hernandez-Prera, MD, Jaime Montilla-Soler, MD, John Mullinax, MD, Ricardo Gonzalez, MD, Andre Beer Furlan, MD, phD, George Yang, MD, Bela Kis, MD, Rachael Voss, MD. 


  • MD or DO
  • Eligible for Florida Medical License
  • US Citizenship, Permanent Resident. This program does not sponsor visas.
  • Completing three years of ACGME accredited U.S. internal medicine residency training
  • Completing two or three years of ACGME accredited U.S. Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship training that establishes eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Number of Positions: 1 fellow a year

Fellowship timeline:

  • June-November: Application submission
  • January-February: Interviews
  • March: Fellow’s match
  • July 1-June 30: Fellowship training

How to Apply

  • Completion of an application form
  • Current Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from the director of your Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship program sent directly to our program
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from physicians of your choice addressed to the fellowship director
  • Medical school transcripts and (optional) USMLE scores
  • Personal Statement

Program Director:

Valentina Tarasova, MD
Department of Head and Neck and Endocrine Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Program Coordinator:
Christine Hanna
Education Coordinator
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 USF Magnolia Drive, MCC-GME
Tampa, FL 33612