Brenda Goodwin, MD
Dr. Brenda Goodwin-Shome attended the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, where she graduated with honors and received a BA in Biology in 1991. Her love for endocrinology began with a biology elective she took at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with her research mentor, Dr. Ross Durham. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis in 1995, where she was also able to participate in research investigating the cellular signaling of insulin in the laboratory of Dr. Solomon Solomon. During her time in Memphis she was able to pursue an endocrine rotation elective at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She went on to perform her Internal Medicine Residency with the Ochsner Medical Foundation throughout campuses in South Louisiana, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Houma. After finishing Internal Medicine in 1998 she went on to complete an Endocrine Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 2000.
Her experience in training there was particularly strong in diabetes, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, lipids, and adrenal, also with some training in outpatient reproductive endocrinology and outpatient pediatric endocrinology. During that period she was fortunate to be chosen to do some extra experience in the field of osteoporosis and bone metabolism at New York City's Columbia University Hospital under the leadership of Dr. John Bilezikian. She enjoyed participating in clinical research investigating hypoglycemia in the lab of Dr. Stephen Davis while at Vanderbilt.
Dr. Goodwin-Shome loves the clinical practice of endocrinology, but in her spare time she enjoys playing piano and getting out into nature to hike or kayak.