June 4, 2012

BCM Endocrinologist Elected President Of Major Physician Organization

Dr. Alan J. Garber, professor of medicine and endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine, was elected president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at its 21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on Saturday, May 27.

"As president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, I will ensure the continued success of the organization toward the development and implementation of both innovative and established strategies for successful medical outcomes while identifying concepts that enhance the transmission of information essential to the expansion of scientific knowledge," Garber said.

As president, Garber will lead the world's largest international 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.

Garber received his M.D. in 1968 and a Ph.D. 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. In addition to serving as professor of medicine at BCM, he also is a professor in biochemistry and molecular biology, and molecular and cellular biology.

In addition to two terms as an AACE board member, Garber's service on other boards includes the American Diabetes Association, the American Foundation for Clinical Research and the Southern Section and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.


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