Director of the Metabolic Institute of America is elected Treasurer of National Medical Association

Monday, May 19, 2008 8:08 am EDT

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ORLANDO, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, Medical Director of the Metabolic Institute of America, was elected Treasurer of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at its 17th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Orlando, FL, on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a national medical association dedicated to the care of endocrine patients and enhancing the practice of clinical endocrinology. AACE strives to generate awareness of prevention and management of endocrine diseases and disorders to the public as well as equip clinical endocrinologists with the best tools to treat their patients.

Dr. Handelsman is a solo private physician in Tarzana, California. He is chair of the International Committee for Insulin Resistance and chair & program director of the Annual World Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome 2003-2008.

Dr. Handelsman is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of The Pacific in California. He earned his medical degree from the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the New York Infirmary-Beekman Downtown Hospital, under the auspices of New York University. His fellowship in diabetes and endocrinology was conducted at the University of Southern California Medical School in Los Angeles. He then established a private endocrine practice in Tarzana. A Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the American College of Physicians (FACP), he is a founder and immediate past President of the AACE California Chapter and a national AACE board member since 2002. He has served on many committees within AACE and has taken numerous roles on its behalf including co-chair of AACE 2001 Annual Meeting.

“I am committed to position AACE/ACE as the premier national and international organization promoting clinical endocrinology and metabolic care. I will continue my long and enthusiastic dedication to education, establishing AACE as a leader and educator in American medicine and establishing the best standards of care for the benefit of our members and most importantly for our patients,” said Dr. Handelsman.

Dr. Handelsman now serves as an executive officer of the association and is responsible for overseeing all association expending of funds and collection and retention of funds. Dr. Handelsman intends to continue AACE’s presence as a professional medical association that supports and encourages the collaboration of the practice of endocrinology within the U.S. and internationally.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

AACE is a professional medical organization with 6,000 members in the United States and 85 other countries. Founded in 1991, AACE is dedicated to the optimal care of patients with endocrine problems. AACE clinical endocrinologists advanced, specialized training enable them to be experts in the care of endocrine disease such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. For further information about AACE visit www.aace.com.