Wayne State Professor Named President-Elect of Major Medical Association

Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:39 pm EDT

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LAS VEGAS
"I am honored by the election and will do my utmost on behalf of all the members during the coming year to promote the mission of AACE, said Dr. Grunberger."

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

“I am honored by the election and will do my utmost on behalf of all the members during the coming year to promote the mission of AACE, said Dr. Grunberger. “I am looking forward to working closely with Dr. Harrell as the new President as well as continuing the service on the Executive Committee to assure a seamless transition and continuity on the ongoing projects.”

As President Elect, Dr. Grunberger will serve as an executive officer of AACE who supports the President in all matters of the association, and will assume the duties of the AACE President in the event that the President is unable to act. Dr. Grunberger will also serve on the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Dr. Grunberger founded the Grunberger Diabetes Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2002. He is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Medicine & Genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. As a Professor at Wayne State, he established and directed the Diabetes Program at the Detroit Medical Center and served as Medical Director of the University’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center until 2002. He also served as Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics and Interim Chairman of Internal Medicine at Wayne and Physician-in-Chief of the Detroit Medical Center.  Dr. Grunberger completed his endocrinology fellowship at the Diabetes Branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he then worked as a senior investigator. He completed internal medicine training at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, received his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine and received a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry at Columbia College, also in New York City.

In addition to working with AACE, Dr. Grunberger has been active in other professional organizations. At the American Diabetes Association, he served as President of the Michigan affiliate. He served on the ADA national board of directors; nominating, publications, and research policy committees; and chaired its scientific and medical meetings oversight committee.

Dr. Grunberger’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.