Endocrine Expert Bios

  • Evans
    J. Gary Evans, MD
    Director of Research at Northeast Florida Endocrine and Diabetes Associates
    Chief of Section of Endocrinology, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida

    J. Gary Evans, MD, FACE received his MD degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1987. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland in 1990, where he had the honor of serving as Chief Medical Resident.  In 1993 he completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Evans has been in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida since 1993.

  • Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D.
    AACE Frontiers in Science Award

    Ronald M. Evans, M.D., is known for his work on nuclear receptors and the mechanism of hormone signaling. His isolation of the genes encoding the receptors for steroid, retinoid and thyroid hormones, revealed a molecular logic through which transcriptional control transforms genomic networks into organ physiology, behavior and disease. These hormone-receptor combinations help to control sugar, salt, calcium and fat metabolism as well as reproductive physiology.

  • Figaro
    M. Kathleen Figaro, MD
    Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Dr. M. Kathleen Figaro is a clinical fellow in endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Having been an assistant professor in internal medicine for several years, she acquired additional training in endocrinology in order to better advocate for patients with diabetes as well as to continue to participate in policy development and implementation related to diabetes. She is interested in diabetes outcomes, most specifically surgical outcomes.

  • Vivian A. Fonseca, M.D., F.A.C.E.

    Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FACE, is Professor of Medicine, the Tullis–Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, and Chief of the Section of Endocrinology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is a Past President for Science and Medicine of the American Diabetes Association.  He has served extensively in the clinical practice of Endocrinology, research and education, as well as a volunteer and leader in Professional Organizations.  He currently serves on the Endocrinology section of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

  • Fradkin
    Judith Fradkin, MD
    Director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Judith E. Fradkin became the Director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEMD) at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2000. She had previously served as the Deputy Director of the Division, Chief of the Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Programs Branch, Acting Chief of the Diabetes Research Programs Branch, and Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Program within the Division. 

  • Valentín Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.
    2014 AACE Frontiers in Science Award

    Valentín Fuster, MD, PhD, has served as Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as Director of Mount Sinai Heart Center. He’s the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also the General Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid, Spain, the equivalent of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the U.S.

  • Jeffrey R. Garber, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

    Jeffrey R. Garber, MD, FACP, FACE, studied mathematics at Cornell University before becoming a member of the first medical school class of the State University of New York’s Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook. He was an intern, resident and resident supervisor at LA County USC Medical Center. He returned east to be an endocrine fellow working under Sidney Ingbar in the Harvard Thorndike Laboratory at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital (BIH).

  • Jeffrey R. Garber, MD, FACP, FACE
    John A. Seibel, MD, Award

    Dr. Garber’s career has focused on practice innovation, patient education, and clinical endocrinology fellowship training.

    The American College of Endocrinology Foundation’s (ACEF) John A. Seibel, MD, Award is being given to Dr. Garber in recognition of the fund established in his name, Jeffrey R. Garber MD Fund, which awards Fellows-in-Training whose research emphasizes cost-effective, clinical endocrinology practice innovation or who have written an exceptional article for EmPower® Magazine,the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) patient-directed quarterly publication.