Mayo Clinic Physician Receives Award from Professional Medical College

Publish Date:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:00 am EDT


SAN DIEGO—APRIL 18, 2011— Stephen F. Hodgson, MD, MACE, was presented the Yank D. Coble, Jr., MD, Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego, on Saturday, April 16, 2011. 
The Yank D. Coble, Jr., MD, Distinguished Service Award is given annually to a Clinical Endocrinologist who is recognized by his/her peers as a leader in American medicine; and whose personal and professional conduct reflect the values and vision of AACE. The award is named for Yank D. Coble, Jr., MD, MACP, MACE, a founding member of AACE and the first President of the Association.
Dr. Hodgson was nominated to receive this award because of his enthusiastic leadership in the field of endocrinology and his distinguished accomplishments as a clinical endocrinologist.
Dr. Hodgson retired in 2010 as a Professor of Medicine and Consultant in the Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism at Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine. He is a graduate of Beloit College in Beloit, WI, and of the University of Minnesota Medical School. In 1964-1965, Dr. Hodgson interned at the Santa Clara County hospital in San Jose, CA, and the following year entered the US Public Health Service and served two years at the rank of Assistant Surgeon at the Pine Ridge Indian Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD, serving the second year as chief of Medical Staff. He entered the Mayo Graduate School of medicine in 1967, where he completed his Internal Medicine residency and subsequent Endocrinology fellowship in 1972, and became board certified in both the same year. He joined the Duluth Clinic in Duluth, MN, in 1972, but returned to Mayo in 1973 where he practiced, taught, and conducted research until 2010.
Dr. Hodgson was founder and head of the Mayo Bone Histomorphometry Laboratory which supports research, and educational and clinical activities. He recently published an electronic educational course in bone microanatomy and histology for Endocrine University® supported by a grant from the American College of Endocrinology.
Dr. Hodgson’s biography and high-resolution photograph are available at:          
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.