Endocrinology Expert to Receive Award from the International Endocrinology Association

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 4:02 pm EDT


Austin, Texas
"It recognizes the dedication I have applied to understanding the disease and finding better resolutions."

Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD, BMS, MS, BS, will receive the 2017 American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Distinction in Endocrinology Award on May 4, 2017 during the American Association of the Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas.

The Distinction in Endocrinology Award is given to an AACE member in recognition of advancing the understanding of endocrinology through research and education.

Dr. DeFronzo has served as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute in San Antonio since 1988. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. DeFronzo did his training in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed fellowships in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Baltimore City Hospitals, and in nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

His major interests focus on pathogenesis and treatment of type 2 diabetes and the central role of insulin resistance in the metabolic-cardiovascular cluster of disorders known collectively as the Insulin Resistance Syndrome.

Dr. DeFronzo has published more than 750 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, is a much-sought after speaker at major national and international conferences on diabetes, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards.

I am honored to receive this award from the American College of Endocrinology for my work in the treatment and pathophysiology of diabetes,” said Dr. DeFronzo. “It recognizes the dedication I have applied to understanding the disease and finding better resolutions.”


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.

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.