Podcast Journal Club

Increased Morbidity With Gynecomastia

August 24, 2023


Join host Chase Hendrickson, MD, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in a discussion about a recent article in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism with Anna L. Goldman, MD, from Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and guest expert Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, from Cedars-Sinai and University of California, Los Angeles. The article featured this month, by Uldbjerg et al, can be found in the July 2023 issue of JCEM: “Increased Morbidity in Males Diagnosed With Gynecomastia: A Nationwide Register-based Cohort Study.”

Meet the Speakers

Glenn D. Braunstein and Anna L. Goldman

Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, is professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai and professor emeritus at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as the former chair of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai (1986–2012) and vice-chair of the Department of Medicine at UCLA (1986–2012). He is a past chair of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and currently serves as special advisor to that organization. Dr. Braunstein also served as chair of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Subspecialty Boards for the American Board of Internal Medicine. His research interests have primarily been in male and female reproductive endocrinology and thyroid disease. He has published more than 385 peer-reviewed manuscripts, monographs, chapters, and reviews dealing with human chorionic gonadotropin, pregnancy, testicular and ovarian physiology and pathophysiology, gynecomastia, pituitary disorders, thyroid disease, pharmaceuticals, health care delivery, pharmacogenomics, laboratory diagnostic testing, and circulating tumor DNA.

Anna Goldman, MD, received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She trained in internal medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she also served as chief resident. She did her fellowship training in endocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), during which she conducted research in andrology. Dr. Goldman was the associate program director for the endocrinology fellowship training program at BWH for many years. She is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and is now in practice at Atrius Health. Her career focus is on patient care in the areas of andrology, transgender care, diabetes, and medical education.


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