New York Based Physician Elected President of Major Physician Organization

New York Based Physician Elected President of Major Physician Organization

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

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Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.N., E.C.N.U. was elected President of the (AACE) at its in Phoenix, on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

“As President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, I will lead our organization’s efforts to advance technological, educational, and practice management imperatives to better serve our patients. This will require extraordinary vigilance and creativity with respect to a changing landscape in healthcare policy and economics - a challenge I enthusiastically and confidently accept,” Dr. Mechanick said.

Dr. Mechanick 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.

Dr. Mechanick is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his M.D. degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed his endocrine fellowship at Mount Sinai. Dr. Mechanick has authored over 200 publications in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition Support including co-editing “Nutritional Strategies for the Diabetic and Prediabetic Patient,” “Power of Prevention: The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition,” and “Thyroid Cancer: From Emergent Biotechnology to Clinical Practice Guidelines.”

He is Past President of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board and is serving as Lead Editor of the PCFSN “Research Digest.” In 2011, Dr. Mechanick received the Health Industry Impact Award and the Biology Alumnus Award from the University of Maryland. Dr. Mechanick’s research interests range from predictive modeling in critical illness, to thyroid cancer, metabolic bone disease, diabetes, and nutrition. Dr. Mechanick is responsible for training endocrine fellows at Mount Sinai in nutrition and metabolic support. He is also in private practice in endocrinology and metabolic support in New York City.

Dr. Mechanick’s complete biography and high-resolution photograph are available .