The Association of Endocrine Chiefs and Directors (AECD) was created to address issues relevant to the establishment and maintenance of academic clinical and research operations in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. With dramatic changes occurring in models of health care delivery and payment, research funding, and ACGME policies, AECD offers up an opportunity for leaders in academic Endocrinology to support and learn from each other.

Benefits of AECD Membership

AECD membership offers numerous benefits to help support and promote the success of your academic division, including:

  • A web-based community that allows members to connect and discuss issues relevant to leading an academic endocrine division. Members suggest and engage in such topics of discussion as salary support, productivity expectation, and divisional website development. 
  • The creation and maintenance of a confidential database created via surveys of AECD members. Members will have access to such critical information as rank, size, and salaries of faculty and staff; criteria for promotion; taxes paid to dean, department, or hospital; and more. Members will be able to compare their information to the aggregate data from all members. 
  • An annual meeting coincident with the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, ENDO, where members can network and participate in programming created to address specific aspects of maintaining an academic Division of Endocrinology, such as negotiating skills, fundraising, research support, etc.
  • Serving as a liaison between academic Endocrinology Divisions and the Endocrine Society to aid in the promotion and discussion of important issues of the Society and endocrine-related education.
  • One free 45-day job posting on the EndoCareers(R) website (contact for details).
  • Complimentary online subscription to Endocrine Reviews, the #1 ranked peer-reviewed journal in the category of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Membership Criteria

Individuals eligible for membership include Chiefs or Directors of academic Endocrinology, Diabetes, and/or Metabolism Divisions/Sections. Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Endocrine Society, and all applicants must provide a CV or NIH biosketch along with the application form. The AECD Steering Committee members will review and approve/reject all applications. Currently, membership is limited to one individual per institution.


Annual Dues

Membership dues are $300/ year and are calendar-based (January – December). Use the PDF form at the "Join Online" button and mail or fax it to the Endocrine Society with your CV/NIH biosketch.

AECD Steering Committee

  • Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD, University of Rochester
  • Bryan Haugen, MD, University of Colorado
  • Ursula Kaiser, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD, Indiana University
  • William F. Young, Jr., MD, Mayo Clinic

Questions? Please contact AECD via email or call the Endocrine Society at +1.202.971.3646 (888.363.6762 toll-free in the U.S.), Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET.