Endocrinology Expert to Receive Award from the International Endocrinology Association

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:54 pm EDT


Austin, Texas
"I must give credit to my late wife, Florence, and our children, for supporting and tolerating my dedication to medicine."

Jorge H. Mestman, MD, Director of the Thyroid/Obstetrical Clinic at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, is the 2017 recipient of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population.

The Outstanding Service Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the endocrine care, health and service to an underserved population in the U.S. or abroad via leadership, long-term commitment, vision, innovation and impact/outcomes.

Dr. Mestman earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1955. In 1960, he was awarded an Eli Lilly Foreign Fellowship in endocrinology based on his clinical work and research in diabetes and pregnancy and adrenal diseases. He accepted a position at the USC Keck School of Medicine in the laboratory of Professor Donald H. Nelson, where he studied the effects of estrogen administration on the biological potentiation of hydrocortisone action in humans. Three years later, Dr. Mestman moved to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at USC, where he made numerous inroads in the treatment and management of diabetes and thyroid disease in pregnant women in a diverse Hispanic/Latino population.

In addition, Dr. Mestman and an AACE colleague have further advanced the care of Hispanic/Latino patients by organizing meetings on endocrinology care in both the U.S. and in Latin America. He is the recipient of several prestigious honors including the 2002 Norbert Frienkel Lecture Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of diabetes and pregnancy by the American Diabetes Association.

I’m humbled and honored to accept this award for my work particularly in Hispanic/Latino population,” said Dr. Mestman. “I must give credit to my late wife, Florence, and our children, for supporting and tolerating my dedication to medicine.”


About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the U.S. 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, visit www.aace.com/college.