Houston Based Physician Elected Vice President of Major Physician Organization

Publish Date:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:00 am EDT


SAN DIEGO—April 18, 2011— Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, FACE, was elected Vice President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Saturday, April 16, 2011.
“As Vice President of AACE, I am very pleased to channel my efforts toward the support and improvement of AACE and clinical endocrinology in America,” Dr. Garber said. “I will use my experience from serving as Treasurer last year to assist the association in improving our fiscal stability in these financially difficult and challenging times.”
As Vice President, Dr. Garber will act on behalf of the AACE President and/or President Elect in the event that both are unable to fulfill their duties. Dr. Garber will also serve on the Association’s Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
Dr. Garber received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he later earned his PhD in Biochemistry. He completed his fellowship in Metabolism at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Since 1974, Dr. Garber has been with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he is presently a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Consulting positions include the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association, and the National Kidney Foundation. He is editor of Endocrine Today and the journal of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Dr. Garber is a charter member of AACE and has served on numerous committees and task forces within the Association. 
Dr. Garber’s complete biography and high-resolution photograph are available at: http://media.aace.com/article_display.cfm?instance_code=AACE&article_id=5032.
About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 
AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,500 members in the United States and 91 other countries. AACE members are physicians who specialize in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. For more information about AACE, visit our Web site at www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/theaace or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theaace.