Podcast Journal Club

Imaging in Primary Aldosteronism

August 26, 2021


Join host Dr. Chase Hendrickson, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Salila Kurra, Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Chief of Endocrinology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Dr. Adina Turcu, Associate Professor and Director of Endocrine Hypertension at the University of Michigan, as they discuss a JCEM article first published online in July, “Identification of Surgically Curable Primary Aldosteronism by Imaging in a Large, Multiethnic Iternational Study.”

Meet the Speakers

Adina Turcu and Salila Kurra

Adina Turcu, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Endocrine Hypertension at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Turcu completed her Endocrinology fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and subsequently pursued a postdoctoral fellowship with focus on adrenal pathophysiology and steroid biology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Turcu’s research focuses on primary aldosteronism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing syndrome, and adrenal androgenesis across ages. She has expertise in mass spectrometry and has a particular interest in identifying novel biomarkers with clinical relevance in adrenal disorders. Dr. Turcu’s research is currently supported by the NIH and by a Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award. Dr. Turcu is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, such as the Mayo Clinic Randall G. Sprague Award for outstanding clinical, investigative, and academic achievement in Endocrinology; the Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award; the Endocrine Society Early Investigators Award; and the ASCI's 2020 Young Physician-Scientist Awards

Salila Kurra, MD, received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed her post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kurra is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she serves as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. She also serves as Clinical Chief for the Division of Endocrinology and is the Medical Director of the Columbia Adrenal Center. She leads the medical student course in endocrinology and is actively involved in curriculum development and oversight at the medical school. Dr. Kurra also serves as Chair of the Endocrine Society In-Training Examination Steering Group.


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