New York Based Doctor Receives Award from Major Physician Organization

Monday, April 26, 2010 8:08 am EDT

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BOSTON
"Most recently, I have enjoyed editing a section of AACE’s Continuing Medical Education Program, ASAP for pediatric endocrinologists. Thank you AACE for this recognition, and for the important work you do."

Phyllis W. Speiser, MD, FACE, was presented the H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its Nineteenth Annual Meeting in Boston, on Thursday, April 22, 2010.

The H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award is given annually to an AACE member in good standing who has made a profound impact in teaching fellows-in-training and who is actively involved in teaching either in a university setting or through AACE.

“It is a distinct honor for me to receive the Baskin Endocrine Teaching Award. Throughout my career I have found it gratifying to share my knowledge with students, residents and fellows, as well as with my colleagues,” Dr. Speiser said. “Most recently, I have enjoyed editing a section of AACE’s Continuing Medical Education Program, ASAP for pediatric endocrinologists. Thank you AACE for this recognition, and for the important work you do.”

Dr. Speiser has served as Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), and a faculty member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York since 1993. Her academic appointment is Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at NSLIJHS.

Dr. Speiser grew up in New Jersey, and was fortunate to have participated as a high school student in a summer science program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She graduated Brandeis University, Waltham, MA with Honors in Biology. She completed her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979, and went on to residency training in Pediatrics Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. Dr. Speiser then did her fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology at Weill Cornell Medical College-New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She served on the Cornell Medical College faculty as Assistant and Associate Professor of Pediatrics from 1984-1993, also serving as Associate Program Director of the Children’s Clinical Research Center. To view Dr. Speiser’s biography and high resolution photo click here.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,000 members in the United States and 91other countries. AACE members are physicians who specialize in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. For more information about AACE, visit our Web site at www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theaace.

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