Houston Based Physician Receives Award from Professional Medical College

Publish Date:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:00 am EDT


SAN DIEGO—APRIL 18, 2011— Steven M. Petak, MD, JD, FACE, FCLM, MACE, was presented the Master of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) at the College Convocation during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego, on Saturday, April 16, 2011. 
The Master of the American College of Endocrinology is awarded annually to a member of AACE who is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology; a clinical endocrinologist that has been recognized by his/her peers as a distinguished practicing endocrinologist; role model for developing endocrinologists; and contributor to AACE and to the art and science of Endocrinology. 
“I consider this award a tribute to those that have served as my mentors and my patients. It is my great privilege to provide care for those with endocrine disorders and help those in need,” said Dr. Petak. “I thank AACE for this recognition and also for all it has done to draw more attention to the needs for improving medical care for individuals with these disorders.”
Dr. Petak has been an associate at the Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology since 1989, and is the Director of the Bone Densitometry Unit and Osteoporosis Center with the Institute.  He is on the clinical faculty at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and serves as bone densitometry and endocrine consultant to NASA at the Johnson Space Center. Dr. Petak is a charter member of AACE and served as President of the Association and President of ACE. He has also served as President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and has received the Clinician of the Year award offered by that society. He has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters in the field of osteoporosis and reproductive medicine. Dr. Petak has been involved in teaching the bone densitometry course at Endocrine University® since inception of the program. He also teaches endocrine fellows locally with rotations within the clinic and programs at the medical center.
Dr. Petak obtained his baccalaureate degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago; attended the University of Texas Medical School in Houston for three years of training in general internal medicine and served as chief medical resident for an additional year. He also completed a three-year Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Texas followed by appointment as an assistant professor. He is board certified in endocrinology and general internal medicine.  He also received a JD degree after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law School in 1996 and is licensed to practice law in Texas. 
Dr. Petak’s biography and high-resolution photograph are available at: http://media.aace.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=5043           
About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)
The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). The American College of Endocrinology is a scientific, educational and charitable medical organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of clinical endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism for the improvement of patient care and public health.