Endocrine Expert Bios

  • Peter Angelos, MD, PhD
    Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Surgical Ethics, Chief of Endocrine Surgery, and Associate Director
    MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

    Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D., is currently the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Surgical Ethics, Chief of Endocrine Surgery, and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

  • Sameer Ansar, MD

    Dr. Sameer Ansar is completing his fellowship in Endocrinology at Michigan State University. He is a Diplomat of the American College of Lipidology and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. His research with Dr. Ved Gossain, "Safety of Insulin Glargine in Pregnancy," won a travel award at the 2012 Endocrine Society meeting.

  • Richard J. Auchus, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes & Director of the Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism Fellowship Program; University of Michigan

    Dr. Auchus is Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes at the University of Michigan and Director of the Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism Fellowship Program at Michigan.  He received his S.B. in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Washington University.

  • Larissa Aviles-Santa, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
    AACE Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population

    Larissa Avilés-Santa, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., is a Medical Officer at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health.

  • Timothy S. Bailey, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU
    Clinical Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego; Director, AMCR Institute

    Timothy Bailey, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU was born in New York City.  Having lost an uncle from the ravages of type 1 diabetes while a teen, he became interested in medicine.  At Mount Sinai, he was mentored by Elliot Rayfield, MD, FACE and chose to train in Endocrinology & Metabolism with Harold Lebovitz, MD, FACE.

  • Harold Bays, MD, FACP, FACE
    Harold Bays, MD, FACP, FACE

    Harold Bays, MD, FACP, FACE, is Medical Director and President of Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center (www.lmarc.com).

    He received his medical degree, completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, and received his Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 

  • 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.

  • Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA
    Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Public Service Award

    Dr. Benjamin is the NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair of Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana, and from 2009-2013, served as the 18th U.S. Surgeon General. She specializes in prevention policies and health promotion among individuals as well as large populations, especially concerning obesity, childhood obesity, and children’s health. She has a special interest in rural health care, health disparities among socio-economic groups, suicide, violence, and mental health.