Dallas Based Physician Elected Secretary of Major Physician Organization
Jonathan D. Leffert, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., E.C.N.U. was elected Secretary of the (AACE) at its in Phoenix on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
“I am very excited to be elected AACE Secretary. I look forward to working with the rest of the members of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the membership to promote the mission and vision of AACE now and in the future,” said Dr. Leffert.
As secretary, Dr. Leffert will serve on the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He will also serve on committees and task forces as appointed by the AACE president.
Dr. Leffert attended Brown University and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1983 and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern affiliated hospitals (Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Dallas VAMC) in 1986. Dr. Leffert received the AHA Bugher Fellowship in Molecular Biology to pursue the cloning of rat amylin, which led to the NIH Physician-Scientist Award in 1989. This work was completed under the mentorship of Dr. Roger Unger at UT South western’s Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research where Dr. Leffert also completed his clinical fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in 1991.
He entered solo private practice at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in 1991 and then formed North Texas Endocrine Center with his partner, Peter Bressler, MD, in 2007. He currently serves as Managing Partner of this practice. He is active in the teaching program at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, participating in clinical and grand rounds, and also at UT Southwestern, where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Since 2000, Dr. Leffert has been involved in local, state and national medical organization from serving on the Board of Directors of the Dallas County Medical Society to Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association. His passion, however, has always been with AACE, serving as Chair of the Legislative and Socioeconomics Committees as well as Chair of numerous task forces over the last 10 years. He has been an Advisor or elected member of the AACE Board of Directors since 2005.
Dr. Leffert’s complete biography and high-resolution photograph are available .