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Our Team: Steering Committee

The mission of Endocrinology Fellowship Steering Committee is to monitor the fellowship program and its trainees, to assure that educational goals and compliance are met, and to continuously improve our activities.

The committee is composed of several Core Faculty Members with particular interest in the training of endocrinologists. The committee meets regularly to review evaluations and feedback, set priorities, establish new educational initiatives, and identify potential deficiencies or opportunities.


Ronald Koenig, M.D. Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Medical Scientist Training School

My clinical and research interests relate to thyroid diseases, especially thyroid cancer. I am on the steering committee to provide basic research representation.

Nazanene Esfandiari, M.D. nazanene esfandiari md Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Endocrine Sequences at Medical School

I have always been interested in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. Our goal is to deliver the best education to our trainees. I am honored to be part of the Steering Committee, which allows me to be part of the decision-making to ensure excellent education and, therefore, outstanding future physicians.

Andrew Kraftson, M.D. andrew kraftson md Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Co-director, Post-Bariatric Surgery Clinic

My interest in medical education germinated in residency and chief residency and has been fostered since coming to the University of Michigan. Serving on the Fellowship Steering Committee allows me to support the program's goal of ensuring an excellent educational experience for all the trainees.

William Herman, M. D.

Stefan S Fajans M.D./GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Diabetes
Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

My clinical interest is with geriatric population, Type I and Type II diabetes.

Jennifer Wyckoff, M.D.

Lead Faculty Member for
Steering Committee

jennifer wyckoff md Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Adult Diabetes Education
Director, Pre-Pregnancy Planning & Diabetes

John Dewey said it best, "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." The best part of medicine is learning new things!

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.
(ex-officio committee member)
peter arvan md phd William and Delores Brehm Professor of
 Type 1 Diabetes
Chief, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology
  and Diabetes (MEND)
Director, Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes