Florida Based Physician Elected Vice President of Major Physician Organization

Monday, May 28, 2012 9:00 am EDT

Dateline:

Philadelphia, Pa.
"Such improvements are much more likely to occur through physician-driven practice innovation than by way of government mandate.  I believe thatAACE must foster a culture of creative practice adaptation."

R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU, was elected Vice President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on Saturday, May 27, 2012.

“I believe that AACE needs to lead in promoting practice adaptations that will improve patient care and disease outcomes, while assuring the financial viability of endocrinology through the 21st century,” Dr. Harrell said. “Such improvements are much more likely to occur through physician-driven practice innovation than by way of government mandate.  I believe thatAACE must foster a culture of creative practice adaptation.”

As Vice President, Dr. Harrell will act on behalf of the AACE President and/or President Elect in the event that both are unable to fulfill their duties. Dr. Harrell will also serve on the Association’s Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

Dr. Mack Harrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee.  He won Phi Beta Kappa honors in English Literature and Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1971-1975) and was awarded a Morehead Fellowship in Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill from 1975-1979.  He received his postgraduate Internal Medicine training from 1979-1982 in at the University of Minnesota and completed his Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University from 1982-1985 where he specialized in Bone and Mineral Metabolism in Dr. Marc Drezner’s laboratory.

Dr. Harrell is also an inventor and software entrepreneur in the diabetes informatics field.  In these diverse capacities, he has witnessed the evolution of the practice of Endocrinology from every conceivable angle over the past 26 years. Dr. Harrell joinedAACEin 1991 and has served as an active member of the Legislative & Regulatory Committee and the Bylaws Committee, as well as Chair of the Socioeconomics Committee for the past eight years.  He was involved in the development of the ultrasound certification test for the ECNU program and now serves as a clinical instructor for Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) and Endocrine University®.    

Dr. Harrell’s complete biography and high-resolution photograph are available here.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in Endocrinology 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. For more information about AACE, visit the AACE website at www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace or follow AACE on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theaace.

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