California Based Physician Elected President of Major Physician Organization

Publish Date:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:00 am EDT


SAN DIEGO—April 18, 2011— Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA, was elected President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego, on Saturday, April 16, 2011.
“I will continue my long, tireless, and enthusiastic commitment, to improve health care of diabetes, metabolic and endocrine conditions through education and advocacy, to further AACE and the clinical endocrinologist as a leader and educator,” Dr. Handelsman said. “Furthermore, I am committed to position AACE and its educational arm, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) as the premier national and international organization promoting clinical endocrinology and metabolic care, establishing the best care for our patients and public health.”
As President, Dr. Handelsman will lead the world’s largest international endocrinologist association with more than 6,500 members from more than 90 different countries. Dr. Handelsman will lead the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors and serve as the principal spokesperson for AACE.
Dr. Handelsman is in solo private endocrinology practice in Tarzana, California and is the Medical Director and Principal Investigator of the Metabolic Institute of America. He is Founder, Chair and Program Director for the Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.  He has been associate and guest editor of several medical journals. Dr. Handelsman graduated summa cum laude at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He is Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association. He earned his MD degree from Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Israel and completed his internal medicine residency at Beekman Downtown Hospital under New York University. His fellowship in diabetes and endocrinology was conducted at the University of Southern California Medical School in Los Angeles. Dr. Handelsman has been a member of AACE since 1997 and has served and led numerous AACE and College committees, guidelines and task forces. He was instrumental in the development of the AACE Diabetes Council, focusing on the comprehensive approach to treating diabetes, and he contributed actively to the AACE Bylaws process refining the elections making leadership more accessible.
Dr. Handelsman’s complete biography and high-resolution photograph are available at:

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 
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