University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Expert To Receive AACE Award for Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics

Monday, May 2, 2016 9:53 am EDT

Dateline:

Jacksonville, Fla.
"I have fully enjoyed my career as an endocrinologist , doing the work  I love. I am humbled by this recognition by my peers."

Myriam Z. Allende-Vigo, MD, MBA, FACP, FACE will receive the Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists on Thursday, May 26, during the AACE 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress, May 25-29, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.    

A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Allende-Vigo has lectured and researched in the fields of diabetes mellitus, adipose tissue, arterial hypertension, lipid disorders and osteoporosis. She is a recognized speaker and presenter on local, national and international levels. Her work with patients has proven to be her most fulfilling endeavor in her career and drives her ethical behavior.  

“Being selected as the recipient of the AACE Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics Award is an amazing honor,” said Dr. Allende-Vigo. “I have fully enjoyed my career as an endocrinologist , doing the work  I love. I am humbled by this recognition by my peers.” 

Dr. Allende-Vigo has chaired multiple educational activities and has served in academics as Professor of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR).  In the educational arena, Dr. Allende-Vigo feels she is able to directly impact the lives of young physicians where she leads by example.  

A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Allende-Vigo trained as an internist and endocrinologist in Puerto Rico. She earned a MBA to further enhance her skill-set. She has been actively involved with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) for several years, serving as chair of the International Committee and a member of the AACE Board of Directors. In addition, she has served as past president of the Puerto Rican Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology (SPED) and president of the AACE Puerto Rico Chapter, where she has organized several clinical updates between SPED and AACE. 

Dr. Allende-Vigo is a member of several professional societies including Alpha Omega Alpha, American Diabetes Association (ADA), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and the Endocrine Society. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. Also, she served as the Director of the Endocrine Section in the Department of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. 

She has devoted her career to compassionately improving the lives of her patients by exercising integrity, building trust, and remaining abreast of the latest developments and best practices in medicine.

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

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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  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, please visit  www.aace.com/college.

 

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