First Wilsey Clinical Fellow Shares Experience

Thanks to the generosity of Bobbie and Mike Wilsey who helped to create a clinical fellowship at UCSF, Dr. Bonnie Kimmel is nearing completion of an extraordinary year serving as the first UCSF Wilsey Fellow.

Dr. Kimmel’s fellowship allowed her to gain valuable experience in the Adult Diabetes Clinic and the Diabetes Teaching Center, and related sub-specialty clinics such as ophthalmology, nephrology, neurology, podiatry, PCOS, and high risk obstetrics. In addition to this clinical training, she has been involved in clinical research involving diabetes.

For example, Dr. Kimmel has been studying how to effectively transition long-acting insulin management from an in-patient setting to a patient’s home environment. Dr. Kimmel, who received her undergraduate education at Stanford, her medical degree at Brown, and her residency and chief residency at Yale before heading to UCSF, says she is eternally grateful to the Wilsey Family for creating this clinically focused training opportunity. For more information on fellowship opportunities in need of funding at the Diabetes Center, contact Suzanne Ritchie, sritchie@support.ucsf.edu.