“Old Country Endocrinologist” Installed as President of Professional Medical College

Monday, April 26, 2010 8:08 am EDT



Bill Law, Jr., MD, FACP, FACE, who describes himself as an “old country Endocrinologist from Appalachia”, was installed as the 2010-2011 President of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ Nineteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Sunday, April 25, 2010.

“As our complementary national organizations, AACE and ACE, have evolved over the past 15 years, the American College of Endocrinology has assumed responsibility for a growing number of important educational and academic activities, including Endocrine University, Power of Prevention, various disease awareness initiatives such as Thyroid Awareness Month, Endocrine Certification In Neck Ultrasound, ACE Self-Assessment Program, and ongoing awarding of Fellowships and Masters in the ACE,” Dr. Law said. “Establishing and maintaining stable and sufficient sources of funding that will allow ACE to continue these valuable programs have become quite challenging in these difficult economic times, but is critically important to our members and to the patients that we serve. Identifying and initiating creative and innovative methods to secure the future financial success of ACE will be a high priority during my presidency.”

As ACE President, Dr. Law will preside over all meetings of ACE and the Board of Trustees. He or his designate will act as the principal spokesperson for the College.

Dr. Law received his medical degree from The University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, and completed his Internal Medicine training there as well. He then pursued a three-year Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has been in the private practice of consultative Endocrinology in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1983, and is the senior partner of Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine at Knoxville and serves as Chief of the Section of Endocrinology for that institution. Dr. Law is the lead author of more than ten original research articles published in a number of leading medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine Practice, the American Journal of Medicine, and the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. In addition to membership in the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, and Knoxville Academy of Medicine, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a charter Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Law is a charter member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), for which he served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1995 - 2007, and was honored in 2001 by election to the Executive Committee, serving as President of AACE in 2005-2006. To view Dr. Law’s complete biography and high-resolution photograph, click here.

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). The American College of Endocrinology is a scientific, educational and charitable medical organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of clinical endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism for the improvement of patient care and public health.