St. Louis Based Endocrinologist Receives Award from Major Physician Organization

Publish Date:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:32 pm EDT

 

SAN DIEGO—APRIL 18, 2011— Charles Kilo, MD, FACP, FACE, was presented the Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego, on Thursday, April 14, 2011.
 
The AACE Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award is given annually to an AACE member in recognition of dedicated and compassionate care provided to patients with endocrine diseases, exceptional knowledge and expertise in the field of clinical endocrinology, and active advocacy of AACE’s mission in both professional and public environments. 
 
“Based on my fifty plus years as an endocrinologist, I am concerned about the future of patient care, education, and research, because of the decrease in compensation for our services while expenses are increasing for practice management, liability insurance, along with the continuous growth in government bureaucracy and health care costs ” said Dr. Kilo. “I thank AACE for this exceptional recognition and for all it has done to draw more attention to our urgent problems and recommendations for improving medical care for individuals with endocrine disorders.” 
 
Dr. Kilo is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Kilo Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research Foundation. He studied chemical engineering at Washington University (1952-1955) and received his MD degree from the School of Medicine in 1959. 
 
Research at the Kilo Laboratory has contributed significantly to the understanding of how diabetes affects the body organs and to the development of medications and treatments that prevent or delay microvascular, macrovascular and neurological complications. Dr. Kilo was among the first to show that high levels of blood sugar were primarily responsible for the complications of diabetes and that control of blood sugar levels, high blood pressure and blood fats through diet, exercise and medications could delay or prevent complications. 
 
Dr. Kilo’s biography and high-resolution photograph are available at: http://media.aace.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=5037
 
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.