Florida-Based Physician Elected President of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 2:00 pm EDT

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AUSTIN, Texas
"Over the next year as President of the College, I look forward to leading others to take the same informed risks that I have taken to improve the practice of endocrinology domestically and internationally by fostering advances in patient care and patient education."

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU, has been elected as President of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).

“I’m honored to be elected by my peers to lead an organization dedicated to excellence in endocrine teaching for practicing endocrinologists and patients,” said Dr. Harrell.

Dr. Harrell attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and was awarded a Morehead Fellowship in Medicine at UNC in 1975. He performed his postgraduate studies in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota and completed his endocrinology fellowship at Duke University, where he specialized in bone and mineral metabolism, as well as served on the academic faculty.

A member of AACE since 1991, Dr. Harrell was elected President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) in 2014. He has served on numerous AACE Committees and task forces as a member, Chair or Co-Chair, with special expertise in socioeconomics, legislative and regulatory issues.

Currently, Dr. Harrell practices in Hollywood, Fla., where he focuses his efforts in the nascent field of interventional endocrinology and performs pre-operative imaging for endocrine surgery.

From the academic world to private practice, to Foundation staff model work with the Cleveland Clinic to hospital-based endocrine surgery practice, Dr. Harrell has witnessed the practice of endocrinology from every conceivable angle.

“I have evolved my practice focus through many different iterations, with guidance from mentors at AACE,” said Dr. Harrell. “Over the next year as President of the College, I look forward to leading others to take the same informed risks that I have taken to improve the practice of endocrinology domestically and internationally by fostering advances in patient care and patient education.”

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. A 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. Please visit www.aace.com/college.

Contact:

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Joy Batteh-Freiha, 904-422-7645
jbfreiha@aace.com