Current Fellows and Recent Graduates of Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Current Fellows

Heba Al-Rayess, MD
2017-2020
alray007@umn.edu

Heba attended University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She completed a pediatric residency at the American University of Beirut.   

Alyssa Halper, MD
2015-2018
halpe073@umn.edu

Alyssa attended the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine for medical school.  She completed a pediatric residency at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, IN

Lauren McClure, DO
2018-2021
mcclu280@umn.edu 

Lauren attended Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She completed a pediatric residency at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. 

Eric Velazquez, MD
2017-2020
velaz097@umn.edu

Eric attended the University of Illinois, College of Medicine for medical school. He completed a pediatric residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Recent Graduates

Katie Larson Ode, MD
Fellowship Dates: 2008 - 2011
Dr. Katie Larson Ode is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City, IA.

Brigitte Frohnert, MD, PhD
Fellowship Dates: 2008 - 2010
Dr. Brigitte Frohnert is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the Children's Hospital of Colorado.  

Muna Sunni, MBBCh
Fellowship Dates: 2010-2013
Dr. Muna Sunni is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 

Ewa Oberdorfer, DO
Fellowship Dates: 2011-2014 

Gregory Forlenza, MD
Fellowship Dates: 2013-2015
Dr. Forlenza is an Assistant Professor at The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado Denver. 

Tanya Halvorsen, MD, PhD
Fellowship Dates: 2012-2015
Dr. Halvorsen is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Elwaseila Hamdoun, MBBS 
Fellowship Dates: 2014-2017