According to the Society's bylaws, our Council shall include eight elected Councilors and those members of the Society elected and serving as the President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, three Vice Presidents, one for each of the following categories of members (physician-in-practice, basic scientist, and clinical scientist), and the immediate Past President of the Society.
Of the eight elected Councilors there shall be a designated seat for each of the three following categories of members: physician-in-practice, basic scientist, and clinical scientist. In addition, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Society, the Secretary–Treasurer-Elect, when occurring, the Chair of the Nominating Committee shall be ex-officio, non-voting members of Council.
The Chair of the committee designated by Council to handle trainee affairs shall be an ex-officio, voting member of Council. Council may, at its discretion, designate additional ex-officio members as needed to ensure that important membership perspectives are represented.
Dr. Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania where she directs the Endocrine fellowship. After medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed a medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a fellowship in endocrinology at the Brigham and Women's. At Penn, she oversees a clinical practice with over 23,000 annual visits. Her clinical practice focuses on patients with thyroid neoplasia and she has been recognized for clinical excellence with the Penn Duhring Clinical Specialist award. Her research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy.
Dr. Mandel has served on the writing groups for the American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer and the Management of Thyroid Disease during Pregnancy. She also initiated and directs the Ultrasound workshops for the ATA and Endocrine Society. Dr. Mandel has received the Endocrine Society's Distinguished Educator Award and the H. Jack Baskin Educator Award of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. She is a past Endocrine Society Council member and Vice President Physician-in-Practice, as well as a past President of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Dr. Mandel is currently the President of the Endocrine Society.
Dr. E. Dale Abel is the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the Carver College of Medicine of the University of Iowa where he holds the John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research and the François M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine. Dr. Abel earned an MBBS with Distinction from the University of the West Indies and a D.Phil. in Physiology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Northwestern University and Endocrinology fellowship at Harvard Medical School—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Prior to moving to the University of Iowa in 2013, Dr. Abel was Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Utah, where he held the H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair in Medicine. Dr. Abel has been the recipient of numerous awards for scholarship and mentorship, including the Van Meter Award of the American Thyroid Association (2001), an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (2003), Election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (2004), Election to the American Association of Physicians (2011), Distinguished Mentor Awards from the University of Utah (2011) and the University of Iowa (2017), the Gerald D. Aurbach Award for Research excellence from the Endocrine Society (2012), election to the National Academy of Medicine (2015) and appointment to the Advisory Council of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (2016). He is a world-renowned speaker and recipient of many named lectureships. His research program, focused on cardiovascular complications of obesity and insulin resistance has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years.
Dr. Lynnette Nieman, MD is an active clinical investigator, with eleven active protocols and special expertise in disorders of hypercortisolism. She has authored more than 250 publications and sponsored three investigational new drug applications, one of which was licensed in the US and Europe. Dr. Nieman served as an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and is a past member of the Endocrinology and Metabolism subcommittee of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has received the NIH Director’s Award, NIH Clinical Teacher of the Year Award and the Endocrine Society’s Distinguished Physician award. She has provided Congressional testimony. She is a past Vice President for Clinical Science of the Endocrine Society and Chaired the Society’s 2012 annual meeting.
Richard S. Legro, MD is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. His research and clinical practice are primarily focused on diagnosis, treatment, and genetic and environmental causes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as well as improving infertility diagnosis and treatment. At Penn State Hershey Medical Center, he established one of the first clinics devoted to the treatment of women with PCOS. Dr. Legro has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and multiple books in the field of reproductive endocrinology, is an Associate Editor for Fertility and Sterility, and is Co-editor in Chief of Seminars in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Legro has been a member of the Endocrine Society since 1998 and has served on the Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee, the Finance and Audit Committee, and the Performance and Compensation Steering Committee.
Dr. Dolores Shoback is Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Fellowship Program in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She attended the University of Pennsylvania (BA, Biology) and obtained her MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and her fellowship in Endocrinology and Hypertension at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School where she developed career-long interests in endocrine hypertension, metabolic bone disease and parathyroid disorders. In 1983, she joined the Endocrine Research Unit at the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco and joined the faculty in endocrinology in 1985. Dr. Shoback is active in basic and clinical research involving calcium-sensing receptors and parathyroid disorders. She has authored more than 150 research papers, reviews and chapters. Dr. Shoback served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and co-edited the last 3 editions of the Textbook of Endocrinology and Metabolism. She has been honored as a Master Clinician in the UCSF Department of Medicine (2014), with membership in the UCSF Gold-Headed Cane Society (2015), with the UCSF Class of 2015 Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty, with the Sidney Ingbar Award for Distinguished Service of the Endocrine Society (2016), and with the Parathyroid Medal from Fondazione Raffaella Becaglia in Florence (2017). She chaired the Endocrine Society’s 2009 Annual Meeting and is currently Secretary-Treasurer elect of the Endocrine Society.
Howard Baum, MD started his career as a researcher in neuroendocrinology, focusing on growth hormone and IGF-I, but patient care held a greater allure. In 1996, he entered private practice in general endocrinology. During that time, he began his involvement with Endocrine Society governance, bringing the perspective of a clinician to the Clinical Affairs and Scientific and Educational Core Committees and Council. He also participated in teaching programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center as a Clinical Professor. In 2012, Dr. Baum returned to academia, joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he currently serves as Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology. He is Program Leader of the Diabetes and Obesity Clinical Trials Center, Co-Director of the inpatient endocrinology consultation service, and faculty development representative for the junior faculty in the Division. A member since 1996, Dr. Baum has served on the Strategic Planning Committee and several Endocrine Society Task Forces.
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She directs the University of Washington Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has expertise in the treatment of infertility, fertility preservation, recurrent pregnancy loss and the development of procreative management plans for same sex couples and single parents. She is also a leader in the area of medical management of menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature loss of ovarian function and other endocrine disorders that affect the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary ovarian axis. Dr. Neal-Perry conducts human and rodent research that is focused on understanding nutritional and environmental factors that affect the age of puberty, ovarian and testicular function, fertility and the age of menopause. She is especially interested in the effect of maternal or paternal environment on fertility of male and female offspring across multiple generations. Dr. Neal-Perry has been a member of the Endocrine Society since 2001 and has served on the Special Programs Committee, the Research Affairs Core Committee, and the ENDO Editorial Board.
Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, has served as Program Director for Pediatric Endocrinology and Director of the Pediatric Endocrine Clinics, and currently serves as founder and Medical Director of the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center. Dr. Rosenthal earned a bachelor's degree at Yale University and a medical degree at Columbia University, where he also completed a residency in pediatrics. He completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UCSF. Dr. Rosenthal was appointed as the official representative of the Pediatric Endocrine Society to the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines Revision Task Force for the Care of Transgender Individuals and is a co-author of the recently published guidelines (September 2017). He has authored multiple manuscripts on transgender youth, including a recent "State-of-the-art" invited review in Pediatrics and an invited review in the "Approach to the Patient" series for the JCEM. He has had significant experience conducting multi-center trials and is currently Principal Investigator (PI) (multiple PI format) for NIH/NICHD "The Impact of Early Medical Treatment in Transgender Youth" (1R01HD082554-01A1). Dr. Rosenthal has served on multiple committees of the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society and has just completed his term as President of the Pediatric Endocrine Society. He continues to serve on the Pediatric Endocrine Society Board of Directors as Immediate Past President and as Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.
Dr. Henry Anhalt is a physician scientist who has had a career spanning academia, industry, non-profit and most recently biotech at a start-up called Science37 where he serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs. Science37's mission is to democratize science by bringing clinical trials to the homes of patients. Dr. Anhalt attended Yeshiva University (BA) and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). He did a rotating internship at The Brookdale University Hospital Center (SUNY Downstate), and his pediatric residency and chief residency at Winthrop University Hospital (SUNY Stonybrook). Dr. Anhalt completed his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Stanford University. After returning to the east coast in 1995, Dr. Anhalt served as division chief at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, followed by division chief and fellowship program director (SUNY Downstate) at Maimonides Medical Center. Subsequently he served as division chief at St. Barnabas Medical Center. In 2008 he joined Animas corporation where he was responsible for the development of an artificial pancreas system. At Sanofi he was North American head of medical affairs which was followed by his appointment as chief medical officer at the T1D Exchange. Dr. Anhalt has served on and chaired several committees within the Society including the Hormone Health Network, and Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee. He serves on the editorial board of Endocrine Reviews, has authored over 40 original manuscripts, dozens of abstracts, consensus statements, textbook chapters and clinical reviews. He maintains a practice in Hackensack, NJ.
Daniel Bernard, PhD is a Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Director of the McGill University Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development. He is also an associate member of the McGill Departments of Physiology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Integrated Program in Neuroscience. The Bernard lab investigates molecular mechanisms of pituitary hormone synthesis using in vitro and in vivo approaches. Dr. Bernard has been a member of the Endocrine Society since 2003 and has served on the ENDO and MEND Editorial Boards, the Research Affairs Core Committee, and the Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee. He has also served on the Advisory Panel on International Outreach, the ENDO Phase I & II Task Forces, the Basic Science Task Force, and the NextGen Task Force. Dr. Bernard is also the Endocrine Society representative on the Science Policy Committee of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Cesar L. Boguszewski, MD, PhD earned his medical degree from the Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, in 1987, where he completed his medical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology (1988-1991) and obtained his
degree of Master in Sciences (1993). At the same year, he obtained the National Board Certification in Clinical Endocrinology by the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SBEM). Between 1993-1997 he worked at the Research Center for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he obtained a PhD in Endocrinology. He is now Professor of Endocrinology in the Federal University of Parana’s
Department of Internal Medicine, where he served as Vice-Chair (2007-2010) and Chief of the Endocrine Division (SEMPR) of the University Hospital (2005-2014), where he is now responsible for the Neuroendocrinology Unit.
He is Associate Editor for South America for the European Journal of Endocrinology and serves on the editorial board of Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is chair of the SBEM’s International Committee and was chair of the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2014. He served on the Board of Directors of the Pituitary Society 2014-2017 and is member of the Program Organizing Committee (POC)
of the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, and ECE 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited a medical book entitled “Pituitary: the master gland”. His main fields of interest are pituitary diseases, obesity, and neuroendocrine regulation of body weight and bone metabolism.
Following a career as a professional dancer, Dr. Ann Danoff completed her endocrine fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY), under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Fleischer and (the late) Dr. Dennis Shields. She currently serves as Chief of Medicine at the Corporal Michael J Crescenz (Philadelphia) Veterans Administration Hospital, and Vice Chair of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Before assuming that role ~2 ½ years ago, she served as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Endocrine Fellowship Program Director at NYU School of Medicine. Throughout her career, Dr. Danoff has had an abiding commitment to the delivery of high quality, compassionate care for all, irrespective of social status, race, sexual or gender orientation, founded on a bedrock of basic and clinical science, and infused with humanism. With the hope of being as impactful as possible, she has been actively involved in medical education, with all levels of learners. The Endocrine Society has graciously provided opportunities in which Dr. Danoff could actualize her educational efforts – including permitting her to serve as Chair of Trainee Day, Chair of the Board Review Course, and most recently, Physician-in-Practice Chair of the Annual Meeting (2017 and 2018). Dr. Danoff has also served as President of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism (APDEM), and in that role, was a Charter Member of the APDEM/AACE Joint Liaison Education Committee.
Anthony Hollenberg, MD is the Sanford I. Weill Chair of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and physician-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian - Weill Corner Medical Center. Formerly he was Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Hollenberg attended Harvard College (AB) and received his M.D.from the University of Calgary in Canada in 1986. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1989 and was chief resident in Medicine in 1990-1991, both at the Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Hollenberg then completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1994 and was recruited back to Beth Israel to start his academic career. His laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms of thyroid hormone action and thyroid gland development. He has served on the Annual Meeting Program Committee at the Endocrine Society and is currently an Editor of Endocrinology. Dr, Hollenberg is currently on the board of directors of the American Thyroid Association and is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians.
Clifford Rosen, MD is the Principal Investigator for the Rosen Musculoskeletal Laboratory at MMCRI and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rosen has had more than twenty years of continuous NIH funding, first at The Jackson Laboratory and subsequently at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. The Rosen laboratory is studying mesenchymal stem cell fate with particular reference to the switch between pre-adipocytes and pre- osteoblasts. There are currently four NIH funded projects in this laboratory, focused on a central theme of lineage allocation, its biochemical determinants and its alterations in osteoporosis. An R24 on the biology of marrow adiposity is now in its 6th year at NIDDK and Dr. Rosen is the administrative PI for that four center interdisciplinary grant. Dr. Rosen is also the Director of the Physiology Core of the MMCRI Stem Cell COBRE (NIGMS) and oversees whole body and cell phenotyping related to metabolic function. The Rosen laboratory has helped to validate osmium microCT for quantitating marrow fat in mouse samples. His work also includes an R21 on control of osteogenic bioenergetics that is now entering its second year. Dr. Rosen is the past president of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. He served as an associate editor at Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, senior associate editor at the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and Aging Cell. He is currently an Associate Editor at New England Journal of Medicine and eLife. He completed membership on the NIH NIAMS Advisory Council, is a standing member of the FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee.
Jenny Visser, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where she leads the Metabolism and Reproduction laboratory. She also coordinates and teaches within the medical curriculum at Erasmus MC and is a member of the steering group of the Obesity Center CGG (Centrum Gezond Gewicht), Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her research group studies sex differences in metabolic function, with a particular emphasis on the contribution of gonadal, adrenal, and gut hormones and growth factors to reproductive and metabolic disorders, using in vitro and in vivo approaches.
Dr. Visser serves as the Basic Science officer for the Special Interest Group Reproductive Endocrinology of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), as associate editor of Human Reproduction, and as editorial board member of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. She has also served as the Basic Science co-chair of the Program Organizing Committee (POC) of the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) 2015 in Dublin.
Dr. Visser has been a member of the Endocrine Society since 1999 and serves as editorial board member of Endocrinology and the Journal of the Endocrine Society, and as Council Liaison to the Research Affairs Core Committee. She also has served as Basic Science chair of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee (AMSC) for ENDO2016, as member of AMSC for ENDO2012, ENDO2013, and ICE/ENDO2014, and as member the Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee.
Dr. Carol Hatch Wysham is the Section Head of The Rockwood Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, WA. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine, University of Washington. Dr. Wysham has been involved in clinical research throughout her career. She has served as the principal investigator for several large-scale clinical trials related to diabetes and its complications/treatments. A member of the Endocrine Society since 1991, she has served as the Chair of the Professional Practice Committee of the ADA (2011, 2012), as co-chair of the ICE/ENDO 2014 and ENDO 2015 Annual Meetings, is Overall Chair of ENDO 2016. She is the recipient of the O.C. Olson Lectureship award (1996), and the Chairman’s Quality Award (2011, 2015).
Ex-Officio, Trainee and Career Development Committee Chair Lori Raetzman
University of Colorado
Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Vassar College and earned her MD, PhD degree from the University of Florida with a PhD in Molecular Genetics. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and her Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests are in neuroendocrine tumor genetics with a focus on pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. Dr. Fishbein has been a member of the Endocrine Society since 2010, and she currently serves as Co-Chair of the Trainee and Career Development Core Committee (TCDCC). As a member of the TCDCC, she was program chair of the Early Career Forum and Career Development Workshops for three years.
Laurence Katznelson, MD received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He then performed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and then stayed on as faculty in the Neuroendocrine Unit. Dr. Katznelson is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery and Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Katznelson previously served as the endocrinology fellowship Program Director at Stanford. At Stanford, he is the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and the Chair of the GME Committee. Dr. Katznelson is the Medical Director of the Pituitary Center at Stanford. In the Endocrine Society, Dr. Katznelson has served as Chair of the Special Programs Committee and is the current Chair of the Nominations Committee. Dr. Katznelson has also served as Chair of the Clinical Investigator Workshop for the Endocrine Society. He has served as Chair of the Task Forces for writing clinical guidelines for the approach to acromegaly for both The Endocrine Society and AACE. Dr. Katznelson received the H. Jack Baskin Endocrine Teaching Award, AACE in 2015. He received the Laureate Outstanding Educator Award, Endocrine Society in 2017. He has a long standing research interest in pituitary disease, including hypopituitarism and the pathophysiology and therapy of pituitary tumors.
Barbara Byrd Keenan, FASAE, CAE joined the Endocrine Society as CEO in 2014. Prior to joining the Endocrine Society, Ms. Keenan was the Executive Vice President/CEO of the Institute of Food Technologists and Feeding Tomorrow as well as staff head of the International Food Science Certification Commission. During her decade plus tenure there, the Institute won over 25 awards for education, publishing, advocacy, marketing, design and scientific achievement. She has over 30 years of CEO experience, having previously served as CEO with the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals International and Community Associations Institute. Upon her departure from HFTPI, she was made an Honorary Member, and CAI created the Barbara Byrd Keenan award in her honor and named her as the first recipient. She also has held senior positions and consulting relationships with the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American College of Cardiology and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is a Charter Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives and the recipient of the ASAE Key Award — the highest honor in association management—and the 12th woman to receive it since its creation in 1960. She holds BS and MS degrees from Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award.