Myriam Z. Allende-Vigo, MD MBA FACP FACE

2016 Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics Award

Dr. Allende is a native of Puerto Rico – a physician who has lectured and researched in the fields of diabetes mellitus, adipose tissue, arterial hypertension, lipid disorders and osteoporosis. She is a recognized speaker and presenter on the local, national and international levels. Her work with patients has proven to be her most fulfilling endeavor in her career and drives her ethical behavior. 

Furthermore, Dr. Allende has chaired multiple educational activities and has served in academics as Professor of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR).  In the educational arena, Dr. Allende feels she is able to directly impact the lives of young physicians where she leads by example. 

A graduate of the University of the Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Allende trained as an internist and endocrinologist in Puerto Rico. She earned a MBA to further enhance her skill set. She has been an involved and active member in good standing with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) for several years, serving as chair of the International Committee and a member of the AACE Board of Directors. 

Dr. Allende is past president of the Puerto Rican Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology (SPED) and president of the AACE Puerto Rico Chapter, where she has organized several clinical updates between SPED and AACE.

Dr. Allende is a member of several professional societies including Alpha Omega Alpha, American Diabetes Association (ADA), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and the Endocrine Society. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and College of Endocrinology.  Dr. Allende is the Director of the Endocrine Section in the Department of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus.

She has devoted her career to compassionately improving the lives of her patients by exercising integrity, building trust, and remaining abreast of the latest developments and best practices in medicine.