Dallas-Based Endocrinologist Installed as President-Elect of Major Physician Organization

Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:03 pm EDT


Jacksonville, FL
"It’s an exciting time for AACE, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s advancements in the future."

Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU, was installed today as President-Elect of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Orlando, Florida.

“I am proud and honored to be elected President-Elect of AACE, an organization which is at the forefront in the field of clinical care, education and practice management,” said Dr. Leffert. “It’s an exciting time for AACE, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s advancements in the future.”

Dr. Leffert received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was mentored during his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology by Dr. Roger Unger, whose contributions in the area of diabetes research are legendary in the field, and was subsequently awarded an NIH- Physician-Scientist Award for his own work on hormone amylin.

After 18 years in solo private practice in Dallas, Dr. Leffert formed North Texas Endocrine Center with Dr. Peter Bressler. He is also active in the teaching program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital as well as  UT Southwestern, where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

A member of AACE since 1993, he has been an advisor or elected member of the AACE Board of Directors since 2005 and has chaired several  AACE committees and task forces, among them the Socioeconomics and Member Advocacy Committee and the Legislative and Regulatory Committee.

To read his biography and see his high-resolution photo, please click here. https://aace.newshq.businesswire.com/leadership/aace-officers/jonathan-d-leffert-md-facp-face-ecnu


About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. Visit our site at www.aace.com.  

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). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information, visit www.aace.com/college.



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