Dr. Duick joined the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) in 1995 and has served as a board member since 1997. Dr. Duick was elected President of AACE at its 17th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Orlando, Florida in 2008. Dr. Duick subsequently served as President of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE). Currently, he continues to serve on the AACE Board of Directors as an Advisory Member. He has served as Program Chair twice for the AACE Annual Meetings as well as continuing to serve on multiple committees involved with endocrine physicians national and international CME, and public education and initiatives.
Dr. Duick’s research career and publications have been in thyroid disorders including hormone metabolism, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Dr H. Jack Baskin and Dr Duick developed the first thyroid ultrasound CME programs in the mid 1990s and over time these became AACE’s basic, advanced and thyroid cancer programs of today. Dr Duick (in conjunction with Dr Baskin, members of AACE’s thyroid community, and the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine) piloted the development of the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) program which became the nationally recognized certifying and accrediting program for the performance of endocrine neck ultrasonography for physicians. He is a member of the American Thyroid Association, Endocrine Society, American Medical Association, Arizona Medical Association and other national and international societies and organizations.
Dr. Duick was born in Chicago and grew up in Skokie, Illinois where he received his primary and secondary education. He attended Loyola University (Chicago) and the University of South Dakota graduating from the latter with a BS and MS degrees in Biologic Sciences. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and performed an internal medicine internship at USC – Los Angeles County Hospital. He completed his internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before serving two years of active duty in the Army at Fort Ord, California. During the latter service time, he attained Board Certification in Internal Medicine and also subspecialty Board Certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He returned to USC – Los Angeles County Hospital for an additional year in endocrine research training and thereafter joined the staff of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) in a mixed clinical endocrinology and endocrine research position and was an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Six years later, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he served as the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program for 12 years at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and was a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. Dr Duick then entered private practice, initially in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for 5 years where he served as Chief of Medicine at Southeast Missouri Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern Illinois School of Medicine. He subsequently returned to Phoenix and joined Endocrinology Associates, PA in private practice in Phoenix and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona.