Etie S. Moghissi, MD, FACP, FACE, is in private practice in Marina del Rey, California, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Moghissi earned her medical degree from Pahlavi University Medical School in Shiraz, Iran, where she completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Nemazee and Saadi University Hospitals. She completed two years of residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, in New York City. Subsequently, Dr. Moghissi completed her fellowship training in endocrinology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.
Dr. Moghissi is a charter member of AACE and has served the Association in leadership positions since 2000 (AACE, Board of Directors 2000-2008, Secretary in 2008, Treasurer in 2009, Vice President in 2010) and president elect in 2011. Her current memberships on AACE committees include: Diabetes Resource Center committee (chair), AACE Educational Services Committee, Diabetes Guidelines Committee, Primary Care Physicians Education Initiative Committee, Power of Prevention Committee. She was elected as the Editor of Power of Prevention Magazine in 2010.
She has been involved in numerous AACE committees and task forces over the past decade, including Strategic Planning, Nominating, International and Annual Meeting Programs. Dr. Moghissi was a member of the writing panel of the AACE Glycemic Control Algorithm in 2009 and Management of Pre-Diabetes in 2008. She was the leading author of the 2009 AACE/ADA Inpatient Diabetes Consensus Statement, Co-Chair of the AACE Inpatient Diabetes Consensus Conference and Position Statement (2004), and AACE/ADA Inpatient Diabetes “Call to Action” Consensus Conference and Position Statement (2006). In 2007, Dr. Moghissi led the effort to create the AACE Diabetes Center on the AACE website. Her efforts have been instrumental in driving a major shift in the care of hospitalized patients with diabetes. She is actively involved in professional medical education, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Moghissi was the founder, Past President, and current Board Member of the California Chapter of AACE. She has been instrumental in the creation of the “Diabetes Education Day for Primary Care,” a program initially sponsored by the California Chapter of AACE designed to help improve care for individuals with diabetes, including collaboration of care between endocrinologists and their primary care physician colleagues. The success of this program in California led to its expansion at the national level in 2009. To date, over 150 programs have been conducted, having reached more than 15,000 primary care physicians and allied health care professionals in different communities in the United States.