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ENDO Attendee Spotlight: Oksana Hamidi, DO

February 08, 2022

Dr. Oksana Hamidi is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Her main clinical and research focus is on adrenal and pituitary disorders. 

Why are you interested in attending ENDO 2022? 
I absolutely enjoy attending ENDO meetings because of their wide variety of sessions and topics. I have attended every ENDO meeting since I was a 3rd year internal medicine resident. My first ENDO meeting helped me finalize my decision to pursue an Endocrinology fellowship. This year, I look forward to getting a clinical and research update, attending symposia and Meet the Professor sessions, exploring ENDO EXPO, catching up with my colleagues and mentors, and making new connections. I also look forward to exploring Atlanta and going out for dinner with my co-fellows.

As a previous ENDO attendee, what is your fondest memory of the annual meeting? 
I have many great memories of each meeting! One of my earliest and fondest memories was attending a phenomenal session on pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma by Dr. Lauren Fishbein. I was a first year Endocrine fellow at that time, considering specializing in adrenal and neuroendocrine disorders. After the presentation, I had an opportunity to introduce myself, share my interests, and discuss patient care and research. Since then, I have looked to Dr. Fishbein for career and research advice and collaborated with Dr. Fishbein on several research projects. Dr. Fishbein also encouraged me to get involved in Endocrine Society, which led me to joining and co-chairing an Early Career Special Interest Group. I am grateful to ENDO for giving me an incredible opportunity to meet and get inspired by top experts in the field. 

Would you recommend the ENDO Annual Meeting to a friend or colleague? If so, please explain. 
Absolutely! Each year, I strongly encourage our endocrine fellows to attend annual ENDO to learn cutting edge science, present their research, get high quality clinical updates, and network with top minds in the field. 

If you could create an ENDO event, session, or activity, what would it be? 
I would like a career development event, where prominent endocrinologists, researchers and scientists discuss their career development and how they became successful in their career. 

Is there anything you would like to do in Atlanta while you are visiting the city? 
I would like to go for a jog in the Centennial Olympic Park and check out a few restaurants in downtown Atlanta.

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