Tenured Professor of Medicine Receives Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 4:26 pm EDT

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Austin, Texas

Christian A. Koch, MD, FACP, FACE, a tenured Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, will receive the 2017 Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE) Award on May 6, during the Convocation at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas.

The MACE Award is presented to a member who has received FACE distinction and is recognized as a distinguished endocrinologist; role model for developing endocrinologists; and contributor to AACE and to the art and science of endocrinology.

Dr. Koch was born in Germany and graduated from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, and performed his residency training at Ohio State University in Columbus. He was selected to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his clinical and research training in endocrinology.

He was named a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) in 2001, and a year later, he returned to Germany and was named Fellowship Program Director at the University of Leipzip, where he mentored residents and fellows, and supervised medical students.

In 2006, Dr. Koch was named Professor and Director of the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, where he’s built multidisciplinary academic programs, resulting in collaborative publications and growth of the endocrine fellowship program.

Dr. Koch has published more than 220 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts. Also, he serves as editor of several prestigious journals and textbooks.

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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.