Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine Current Fellows
Maxfield Flynn, MD, PhD
Max Flynn received his MD and PhD through the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern in 2011. His major research interests are obesity and metabolic syndrome related to dysregulation of circadian rhythms.
Irena Mulla, MD
Irena Mulla received her MD from Tirana University in Albania and finished her post-doctoral training in the field of hypertension at Boston University. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Her major research interests are diabetes and its complications and endocrine-related hypertension.
Gaston Ponte, MD
Gaston Ponte graduated from Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil in Ecuador. He then completed a four year post doctoral training at the University of Miami, Diabetes Research Institute, in the field of islet cell transplantation. During his post doctoral training, he collaborated in published articles and did poster presentations at different national and international endocrinology meetings. He received an award of excellence for outstanding contribution in research at the Diabetes Research Institute-Clinical Islet Transplant Program. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago-Advocate Christ. His interests as a fellow are in islet cell biology, obesity, and insulin resistance.
Priyathama Vellanki, MD
Priya Vellanki received her MD from the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in 2009. Her major research interest is in polycystic ovary syndrome.
Wenyu Huang, MD, PhD
Wenyu Huang received his MD from Beijing Medical University. He then completed his neurosurgery residency at Tiantan Hospital in Beijing, China. In 2001, he joined Northwestern University as a graduate student and completed his PhD in Neuroscience in 2007. Subsequently, he was selected into the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) at Northwestern University and started his residency of Internal Medicine in 2007. His major interests are obesity and metabolic syndrome related to dysregulation of circadian rhythms.