Division of Endocrinology Fellowship | Leadership

Program Leadership

Diane E. J. Stafford is Fellowship Program Director for Endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital. She has managed the program since 2001. Dr. Stafford received her MD from University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her residency at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital where she then remained as an attending physician. In addition to Program Director, Dr. Stafford serves as medical educator for the Graduate Medical Education office and Associate Director of the BCH Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship. Dr. Stafford worked with the American Board of Pediatrics to develop Entrustable Professional Activities for Pediatric Endocrinology and to review those for the pediatric sub-specialties and continues to work on implementation of subspecialty Milestones and EPAs. Dr. Stafford has been practicing medicine for over twenty years and has been named one of Boston's Top Doctors by Boston Magazine. Her clinical and research interests focus on disorders of puberty and endocrine sequelae of Prader Willi Syndrome.

Ari J. Wassner is Associate Director of the Endocrinology fellowship training program at Boston Children’s Hospital. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed residency training in Pediatrics followed by fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wassner is a member of the American Thyroid Association Trainees and Career Advancement Committee and the Boston Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Committee. In addition to participating in resident and fellow education, he is extensively involved in preclinical medical education and curriculum development at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wassner is also Director of the Thyroid Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. His basic research has investigated the role of thyroid hormone metabolism in modulating local and systemic thyroid hormone signaling in disease states including heart failure and liver injury. In addition to practicing general pediatric endocrinology, Dr. Wassner’s clinical specialty is in pediatric thyroid disease with a particular focus on congenital hypothyroidism and on thyroid neoplasia in children, and he conducts clinical research in these areas.

Lynne Mills-Fawzy is the Program Coordinator for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at, Boston Children's Hospital. She started her career in medical education while working in the Department of Medicine for the Boston Combined Residency Program at, Boston Children's Hospital. She is involved in the Graduate Medical Education Office and is a member of the wellness committee. Lynne has worked at Boston Children's Hospital for over ten years.