Romanian Endocrinology Expert to Receive International Endocrinology Award

Monday, May 2, 2016 10:44 am EDT


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"John Bilezikian’s ISCD Global Leadership Award"

Catalina Poiana, MD, PhD, CCD, FACE, of Bucharest, Romania is the 2016 recipient of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) International Endocrinology Award, which will be presented on May 27, during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Orlando, Fla., May 25-29, 2016.  

The International Endocrinology Award is presented to an endocrinologist living outside of the U.S. in recognition of delivering outstanding care to endocrine patients, delivering care to a population of patients with endocrine problems, developing a system of care for an endocrine problem, organizing clinical endocrinologists, affecting social changes that lead to improved care for the endocrine patient and educating the public about endocrine problems. 

Dr. Poiana is a Professor of Endocrinology, Head of the C.I. Parhon Department of Endocrinology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMPh), Head of the Department of Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Diseases of the National Institute of Endocrinology C.I. Parhon, and President of the College of Physicians in Bucharest. She was most recently elected Vice-Rector of the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

She received her medical degree in 1984 and her doctorate in 1998 from “Carol Davila” UMPh. She has been a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) since 2005. With more than 25 years of expertise in medical education and research, Dr. Poiana has held numerous academic positions throughout her career. She has authored and co-authored more than 250 publications in national and peer-reviewed journals. In 2009, she received the “John Bilezikian’s ISCD Global Leadership Award” for distinguished service and leadership in the global promotion of the field of bone densitometry and ISCD.

Her research interest covers areas such as osteoporosis, menopause, aging and endocrine tumors. Dr. Poiana was acting Principal Investigator in many RCT, Project Assistant for “The European Research Area in Aging” ERA-AGE, FP6, and as Person-in-Charge of Scientific and Technological Aspects for ”ERA-AGE Extension” and ”FUTURAGE”, FP 7.

She is Prime-Vice-President of the Romanian Society of Endocrinology, and founder and Vice-President of the Romanian Association for the Study of Neuroendocrine Tumors, as well as a member in good standing in many international scientific societies.

Dr. Poina’s biography and high-resolution photo are available here. 


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, please visit

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. 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


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