Florida Physician Elected President of Major Physician Organization

Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:34 pm EDT

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LAS VEGAS
"Endocrinologists are challenged daily by the complex diseases we treat and the health care environment in which we provide care.  I look forward to doing everything in my power to maximize patient access to endocrinology expertise and to preserve the sanctity of the endocrine doctor-patient relationship"

R. Mack Harrell, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., E.C.N.U., was elected President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 23rd Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Las Vegas, on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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

"I am honored to represent over 7,000 physicians practicing endocrinology in the United States and abroad - dealing with the diseases that affect patients of all creeds and colors: diabetes mellitus, obesity, thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism, to name a few,” said Dr. Harrell

Dr. Harrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He won Phi Beta Kappa honors in English Literature and Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was awarded a Morehead Fellowship in Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill. He received his postgraduate Internal Medicine training at the University of Minnesota and completed his Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University, where he specialized in Bone and Mineral Metabolism in Dr. Marc Drezner’s laboratory. Dr. Harrell currently focuses on the planning and implementation of minimally invasive surgery for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disorders in his south Florida practice.

“Endocrinologists are challenged daily by the complex diseases we treat and the health care environment in which we provide care.  I look forward to doing everything in my power to maximize patient access to endocrinology expertise and to preserve the sanctity of the endocrine doctor-patient relationship," said Dr. Harrell

He is known as an inventor and software entrepreneur in the diabetes informatics field. In these diverse capacities, he has witnessed the evolution of the practice of Endocrinology from every conceivable angle over the past 28 years.

Dr. Harrell’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. 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.


 

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.