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Diabetes Fellowship - O'Bleness Hospital

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Diabetes Fellowship - O'Bleness Hospital

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Diabetes Fellowship - O'Bleness Hospital

We train our fellows to become experts in diabetes management for patients of all ages.

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, in partnership with the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University, offers a comprehensive, one-year  non-accredited diabetes fellowship program. The focus of this program is centered around the prevention, detection and management of diabetes. We accept one fellow a year into this program.

Why Choose Diabetes at O'Bleness Hospital

Our fellowship program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


Preparing the next generation of diabetes physicians.

Applied Research.
The opportunity to be a part of a research culture that explores cutting-edge, basic laboratory investigations with innovative and dynamic clinical research studies.

Community Outreach.
Participation in the Heritage Community Clinic’s Diabetes Free Clinic and Central Ohio Diabetes Association Camp Hamwi.

Teaching Opportunities.
Be a part of a learning environment where you provide quality learning resources to medical students and Family Medicine residents.

We give you the tools necessary to improve the quality of life for those affected by diabetes.

The program structure balances mentored and fellow-directed practice through innovative research, progressive clinical care, education and community outreach.

Rotation Opportunities 

In addition to O'Bleness Hospital fellows will have the opportunity to rotate in the pediatrics department of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. 

Scholarly Activities

We have full-time, dedicated faculty members who are available to provide support and guidance for fellows on their research and quality improvement projects. Fellows will have the opportunities to participate in the below scholarly activities:

  • Dedicated time for research and CITI training.
  • Expectation to submit a paper for publication or present at either a regional or national meeting to complete the fellowship.
  • Opportunity to present at the Diabetes Coalition quarterly meeting.
  • Oral or poster presentations at the May Diabetes Institute research seminar.
  • Access to shared databases through the staffed library.
  • Monthly didactics incorporating Ohio University Diabetes Institute Research Seminars and Diabetes Certificate lectures.
  • Attendance at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions
  • Participation in the American Diabetes Association post-graduate course for healthcare professionals
Mentorship Program

We match fellows with an experienced faculty member to provide one-to-one guidance centered on engagement, leadership, research, interpersonal skills and career development.

Success Stories

Previous graduates of this fellowship program have landed in a variety of leadership roles across the country. Some of these fellows include:

Jay Shubrook, D.O.

  • Past Program Director of the Diabetes Fellowship program at OUHCOM
  • Founding Program Director of the Diabetes Fellowship program at Touro University 
  • Editorial board contributor for several journals
  • Chair of Primary Care Advisory Group of the American Diabetes Association 
  • Chair of the Research Committee and Guidelines advantage -collaboration between American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the ADA

Andy Wapner, D.O., MPH

  • Director of the Center for Public Health Practice at OSU
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Ohio State University
  • Previous Chronic Disease Director at the Ohio Department of Health
  • Previous Medical Officer for the Ohio Department of Health

Amber Healy, D.O.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Director of the Diabetes Fellowship Program shared by Ohio University and OhioHealth
  • Director of the Clinical Division at the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University
Fellow Well-Being

We know that to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. We work closely with our fellows to help them keep a healthy work-life balance. We achieve this in a variety of ways that include but are not limited to the following.

  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Membership to the American Diabetes Association
  • Budget to assist in the development of a research project
  • Free on-site fitness center membership
  • Onsite, free parking
  • OhioHealth employee assistance programs