The University of California at Irvine (UCI) in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) offers a three-year training program in a fully ACGME accredited, university-based fellowship program. Our endocrine and diabetes program aims to prepare fellows for careers as leaders in clinical or academic medicine through a superior academic, professional, and collegial atmosphere. The first year of fellowship will be largely clinically based in a high-volume inpatient and outpatient setting followed by two years of largely basic science, clinical or translational research within the division, Department of Pediatrics and/or Islet program at University of California at Irvine. Our program is designed to meet the ACGME requirements for fellowship training so fellows may be eligible and successful in attaining board certification.
The training and education of medical students, residents and fellows has been a longstanding focus of CHOC. Each year, CHOC trains about 290 residents and fellows from 38 different training programs, along with 190 medical students.
UCI/CHOC Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program
455 S. Main St
Orange, CA 92868
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program Coordinator
Ph (714) 509-8866 | Fax (714) 509-4010
Himala Kashmiri, DO
Fellowship Program Director
Mark Daniels, MD
Division Chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Meet with the fellow as a group at least twice per year
Review the training progress of the fellow
Making recommendations to the fellow regarding aspects of their progress.
Dr. Himala Kashmiri is the program director for the UC Irvine-CHOC Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship program. Dr. Kashmiri completed his undergraduate training at University of Texas at Austin and then attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center. He went onto complete his pediatric residency at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital in Maywood, IL and then his fellowship in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI). In addition to his general Endocrine and Diabetes practice, he also leads the Thyroid Cancer clinic and Disorders of Sex Development clinic. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, basketball, traveling, and spending time with his family.
University of California, Irvine
UCI provides extensive, high quality education and clinical training, with 560 full-time faculty members and more than 1300 volunteer faculty members from 26 clinical departments. UCI sponsors a multitude of innovative and highly productive research programs. In addition to its adult programs, UCI serves as the sponsor for residencies in Pediatrics, Child Neurology, Combined Pediatrics/Anesthesia, and Medical Genetics, as well as fellowships in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Urology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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Children’s Hospital of Orange County
CHOC is an academic, community-based hospital that serves as the main site for training in the fellowship. It has 334 beds, including a 30-bed PICU, 12-bed Cardiac ICU, 72-bed NICU and separate Oncology and Neuroscience units. In 2016-2017, there were 12,891 hospital discharges with 89,791 ED visits and 4,252 transports to CHOC. CHOC’s ED is a Level II pediatric trauma center. CHOC also operates primary care and specialty clinics throughout the county. The hospital serves about 2 million patients over 4 counties. The training and education of medical students, residents and fellows has been a longstanding focus of CHOC. Each year, CHOC trains about 290 residents and fellows from 38 different training programs, along with 190 medical students.
CHOC has an active Innovation Institute. The Sharon Disney Lund Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute (MI3) at CHOC Children’s is a unique and first-of-its-kind institute that creates, focuses and executes projects in the areas of intelligence and innovation in pediatric medicine. These two interrelated disciplines, extremely limited in development in the pediatric realm, hold great promise to change the trajectory of pediatric care around the world. MI3 aims to foster robust developments in artificial intelligence methodologies, as well as innovative advances in emerging areas such as genomic medicine, regenerative medicine, robotics, nanotechnology and medical applications/devices. MI3 is dedicated to empowering data intelligence and medical innovation at CHOC Children’s and driving innovation leadership in the international pediatrics community. Fellow physicians in our program will be exposed to MI3 and have the opportunity to partake in an innovation project during their training if they choose.