AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU, was elected President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, May 6.
Dr. Leffert joined AACE in 1993, and after serving two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors, he was elected to the Executive Committee as Secretary in 2013. He has chaired many of the Association’s major committees, with a particular interest in the Legislative and Regulatory Committee. In 2016, Dr. Leffert served as Program Chair for the 25th Annual AACE Scientific & Clinical Congress in Orlando, Fla.
As President of AACE, he will lead the world’s largest clinical endocrinology association with more than 7,500 members from more than 90 countries.
“I am honored to serve as President of AACE, an organization recognized as a leader in clinical care, education and practice management in the field of endocrinology,” said Dr. Leffert. “I look forward to this opportunity to contribute to AACE’s continued growth and in promoting the interests of our patients and physicians in today’s sometimes volatile health care environment.”
Dr. Leffert received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was subsequently awarded the AHA Bugher Fellowship in Molecular Biology to begin his research fellowship. In 1989, Dr. Leffert received a NIH Physician-Scientist Award for his work in cloning the rat amylin cDNa, and completed a clinical fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at UT Southwestern in 1991.
In private practice for 26 years, Dr. Leffert is the managing partner of North Texas Endocrine Center. He serves as the AACE Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, and is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Dr. Leffert is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and has received Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU).
About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. www.aace.com
About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)
The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. www.aace.com/college.