Endocrine Expert Bios

  • Pauline M. Camacho, M.D., F.A.C.E.
    2017-2018 Immediate Past President

    Dr. Camacho is an endocrinologist at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois. She is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Loyola University Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center, and Program Director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program.

    She received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU
    2017-2018 President

    Dr. Leffert graduated from Brown University and the University of Minnesota Medical School. In 1983, he moved to Dallas to begin his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He was awarded the AHA Bugher Fellowship in Molecular Biology to begin his research fellowship at UT Southwestern, and then received a NIH Physician-Scientist Award in 1989 for his work in cloning the rat amylin cDNA. Dr. Leffert completed his clinical fellowship in 1991, also at UT Southwestern, and entered private practice in Dallas.

  • Daniel L. Hurley, M.D., F.A.C.E.
    2017-2018 Vice President

    Dr. Daniel L. Hurley is the current AACE Vice President and a member of the AACE Executive Committee. He has also served two prior consecutive three-year terms on the AACE Board of Directors, as well as serving on multiple AACE/ACE committees to include Finance Committee chair, Program Planning Committee member and past Co-Chair for the AACE Clinical Congress, member and past Chair of the Nutrition Scientific Committee, past Chair of the Academic Endocrinologists Committee, and past Chair of the Chapters Committee. Dr.

  • Sandra L. Weber, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
    2017-2018 Vice President
    Associate Director of Internal Medicine & Chief in the Section of Endocrinology, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Group

    Dr. Weber was admitted to the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University where she received her medical degree in 1989. She completed her internship, residency, chief residency and fellowship at the University of Miami in Miami, Fla., where she continued to practice.

  • David S. H. Bell, MD, FACP, MB, FACE

    Dr. David S. H. Bell is a native of Northern Ireland where he graduated from Queen's University Medical School.  His endocrine training was at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, N. Ireland, University of Saskatchewan Canada and Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins.  Following his training, he was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University Medical School for two years and a Professor of Medicine for 25 years at the University of Alabama Medical School.  He currently is a practicing endocrinologist in Mountain Brook, AL.

  • Bloomgarden
    Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD, FACE
    Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Dr. Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD, FACE, has an international reputation for writing and lecturing on diabetes, and has authored some 350 publications in this field. He is Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is a member of the Board of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, is the co-Editor of the Journal of Diabetes, and has been principal investigator in numerous studies. Dr.

  • Elise M. Brett, MD, FACE, ECNU
    Associate Clinical Professor, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai; Private Practice in Endocrinology and Metabolic Support

    Dr. Elise Brett completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan.  She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at The Mount Sinai Hospital.  She continued to practice as a voluntary attending at Mount Sinai hospital and is currently Associate Clinical Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is in private practice specializing in endocrinology and metabolic support. She is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism.

  • Michael A. Bush, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Private Practice, Beverly Hills, CA

    Dr. Michael Bush is a practicing endocrinologist in Beverly Hills, California.  He received his BA from Columbia University and his MD degree from the University of Southern California.  He trained as a Medical Resident at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and as a Research and Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, where his research interest was in insulin action studying protein phosphorylation in isolated adipose and muscle cells.