Two Significant Milestones for Major Medical Publication

A Changing of the Guard and Publishing Boost for the Journal Endocrine Practice

Monday, December 23, 2013 9:27 am EST


"I look forward to continuing the successful growth of this essential journal."

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (December 10, 2013) — Two major developments have been announced regarding Endocrine Practice, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE). 

 Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, FACE, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief, assuming the helm from Lewis Braverman, MD, MACE, who has held that position since January 2007.   In addition, due to the increase in high-quality manuscripts received, the journal will become a monthly publication beginning with the January 2014 issue.

The primary mission of Endocrine Practice is to enhance the health care of patients with endocrine diseases through continuing education for practicing endocrinologists. It has been published bi-monthly since its inception.

“Endocrine Practice has grown to be one of the most respected medical publications in the world, and that reputation is due in no small part to the efforts of Dr. Braverman and his team of associate editors and editorial board members,” said Dr. LeRoith, “I look forward to continuing the successful growth of this essential journal.”

Dr. LeRoith is an AACE member and Professor of Medicine and Director of Research in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of the Diabetes and Metabolism Clinical Research Center of Excellence at the Clinical Research Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus and the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion, Israel. He also has served on the editorial board of 18 professional journals.

ACE President Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE, states, “A monthly journal is an important component of our mission to promote excellence in education, research, and public health through guiding the future of clinical endocrinology.”

“The increased high-quality content will not only be an added benefit for the organization, but also facilitate the growth and recognition of Endocrine Practice as a premier medical journal,” said AACE President Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, FACN, FACP, FACE, ECNU.

Dr. Leroith’s term as Editor-in-Chief will begin January 1, 2014 and the 2014 issue of Endocrine Practice will be published the first week of January.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,500 members in the United States and 91 other countries. AACE members are physicians who specialize in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. For more information about AACE, visit our Web site at, become a fan on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at

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