Texas Based Physician Elected President of Major Physician Organization

Monday, May 28, 2012 9:00 am EDT

Dateline:

Philadelphia, Pa.
"As President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, I will ensure the continued success of the organization towards the development and implementation of both innovative and established strategies for successful medical outcomes"

Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, FACE, was elected President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on Saturday, May 27, 2012.

“As President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, I will ensure the continued success of the organization towards the development and implementation of both innovative and established strategies for successful medical outcomes,” Dr. Garber explained, “while identifying concepts which enhance the transmission of information essential to the expansion of scientific knowledge.”

As President, Dr. Garber will lead the world’s largest international endocrinologist association with more than 6,500 members from more than 90 different countries.  Dr. Garber will lead the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors and serve as the principal spokesperson for AACE.

Dr. Garber received his MD in 1968 and a PhD in Biochemistry in 1971, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship at Washington University and Barnes Hospital.  He joined Baylor College of Medicine in 1974, and is presently a Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. In addition to two terms as an AACE Board member, service on other Boards includes the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Foundation for Clinical Research (AFCR) and the Southern Section and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI).  Elected positions include President-SSCI, AFCR and ADA Texas Affiliate.  Chairmanships include Writing Committees for the AACE/ACE Consensus Statement on Outpatient Guidelines for Glycemic Control (2002), the Consensus Development Conference on Inpatient Diabetes and Metabolic Control (2003 and 2006), and the Diagnosis and Management of Pre-Diabetes (2008).

Dr. Garber’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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