Houston Based Physician Receives Award from Professional Medical Organization

Monday, April 26, 2010 8:08 am EDT

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BOSTON

Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr., MD, FACP, FACE, was presented the Yank D. Coble, Jr., MD, Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) at its Convocation during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Nineteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Saturday, April 24, 2010.

The Yank D. Coble, Jr., MD, Distinguished Service Award is given annually to a Clinical Endocrinologist who is recognized by his/her peers as a leader in American medicine; and whose personal and professional conduct reflect the values and vision of AACE. The award is name for Yank D. Coble, Jr., MD, MACP, MACE, a founding member of AACE and the first President of the Association.

Dr. Hamilton was nominated to receive this award because of his enthusiastic leadership in the field of endocrinology and his distinguished accomplishments as a clinical endocrinologist.

“It is a significant honor to be recognized by the American College of Endocrinology and AACE and I appreciate their considerations. These are unquestionably turbulent times for American medicine and it is critical that our patients have access to the highest quality of medical consultations as well as broader availability of primary care. AACE and the College are at the front of representing our profession and our patients in these matters.”

Dr. Hamilton has practiced clinical endocrinology and internal medicine for 37 years. He is Special Advisor to the President of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Internal Medicine at the UT Houston Medical School. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he completed his Internship and Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, an endocrine fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and was Chief Resident in Medicine at Hopkins. He was on the full-time faculty at Hopkins before serving two years as an endocrinologist at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was in private practice for 26 years and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine before assuming his present position in 2000. He has been active in medical organizations primarily as an advocate for medical practice and patient’s rights. He has been a member of the AACE Board of Directors and served as Chair of the AACE Legislative & Regulatory Committee for three years. He served as the 2004-2005 AACE President and as the President of the American College of Endocrinology in 2007-2008. Dr. Hamilton maintains an active medical practice and is full-time with the University of Texas Houston Medical School and with the Health Science Center where he represents them in community, medical and governmental activities. To view Dr. Hamilton’s biography and high-resolution photograph, click here.

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). The American College of Endocrinology is a scientific, educational and charitable medical organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of clinical endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism for the improvement of patient care and public health.

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