Jade Wyatt, MD
I am currently a third-year pediatric endocrinology fellow at the University of North Carolina. I grew up in Texas, attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma, and subsequently completed my pediatric residency at the University of Utah.
Early in fellowship, I developed a keen interest in caring for patients with thyroid cancer. This led me to create a partnership between multiple subspecialties, including the establishment of a Joint Thyroid Clinic, to streamline and improve care for our patients with thyroid nodules and cancers. Throughout my fellowship, I have also been heavily involved in basic science research focusing on interventions to improve obesity-related immune dysfunction. I also have an interest in medical education and received a grant for a project that aims to increase empathy in medical trainees through a diabetes simulation experience with the long-term goal of turning this into an empathy curriculum for resident physicians.
I appreciate the complex physiology of the feedback loops in endocrinology and enjoy the thoughtfulness required to diagnose and manage various endocrinopathies. Many endocrine conditions also require significant patient education and, as an educator at heart, I enjoy that much of my day is spent teaching my patients and their families. I have had the privilege of working with many wonderful mentors throughout my training. In particular, Vandana Raman was a mentor of mine during residency and was certainly instrumental in my decision to pursue a career in pediatric endocrinology. During fellowship, my research mentor, Nancie MacIver, and program director, Amy Levenson, have been invaluable to my professional growth and development.