2022 Award Recipients

Abhishek Shrivastava, MD, DSc, MSc

AACE Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Public Service Award

Abhishek Shrivastava, MD, DSc, MSc

Dr. Shrivastava is a renowned physician and practicing endocrinologist from Jabalpur India. He has been actively involved in developing diabetes and thyroid patient awareness programs in the remote places of India. Dr. Shrivastava has been the recipient of various awards and has worked on several research studies and clinical practice guidelines in the field of diabetes and reproductive endocrinology.

Malini Gupta, MD, FACE, ECNU

AACE Excellence in Humanities Award

Malini Gupta, MD, FACE, ECNU

Dr. Gupta is the founder and director of G2Endo in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is an endocrinologist with an established interest in the visual, literary, and culinary arts. Her work often ties together these different worlds. Dr. Gupta has received multiple awards in writing and art throughout her career. She has recently received international acclaim for her art series that uses fruits and vegetables as a medium for anatomical models to help promote awareness of endocrine issues.

Captain (s) Thanh D. Hoang, DO, FACP, FACE

AACE H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award

Captain (s) Thanh D. Hoang, DO, FACP, FACE

Dr. Hoang currently serves as the Program Director for the National Capital Consortium Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and Director of the Endocrinology Division, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Dr. Hoang has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, letters to the editor, abstracts and book chapters in the areas of thyroid, parathyroid, bone and other endocrine problems. He has received various awards such as Navy ACP Laureate Award, Teacher of the Year Award, James J. Leonard Award for excellence in teaching in internal medicine and Exemplary National Faculty.

Fernando Ovalle, MD, FACE

AACE Outstanding National Clinician Award

Fernando Ovalle, MD, FACE

Dr. Ovalle is a Professor of Medicine and the Ruth Lawson Hanson Endowed Chair of Medicine in Diabetes and Metabolism. He is also the Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a large and busy clinical practice focused in diabetes, he conducts diabetes & metabolism related clinical research. Dr. Ovalle developed and directs the Diabetes & Glycemic Control Programs at UAB Hospital that have led to improved care and outcomes for those with diabetes throughout the hospital. He has also served as the U.S. Editor-in-Chief for the journal Diabetes Therapy since 2012.

Stephen Farrow, MD, MBA-AEC, CPE, FACP

AACE Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health to the Underserved

Stephen Farrow, MD, MBA-AEC, CPE, FACP

Dr. Farrow is Executive Director for the National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute in Mississippi, where he provides endocrinology consultation, dietetics, medical, and public health clinical training, and rural access to clinical trials. He co-leads the state obesity task force and a Diabetes Prevention Program initiative. His Fogarty-sponsored research suggested a social impact on genetic hypertension risk in Bolivians of African descent. Dr. Farrow launched the VA Locum tenens program, including a Hawaii-based endocrinology service for Pacific Islanders, and a VA clinician-electronic health record review accelerator. His community research-awareness organization staffed faith-based hypertension screenings in Michigan, South Carolina, and Canada. 

Joshua D. Safer, MD, FACP, FACE

AACE Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health to the Underserved

Joshua D. Safer, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Safer is the Executive Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City and Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His current academic focus has centered on the development of care delivery for transgender and gender diverse people, developing clinical programs, establishing best care practices, and educating providers. Dr. Safer was the founding Medical Director of the Boston University Medical Center transgender program and the inaugural president of the United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH). He publishes frequently on the care delivery for transgender and gender diverse people, notably in AACE’s journal, Endocrine Practice.

Rodolfo J. Galindo, MD, FACE

AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology Award

Rodolfo J. Galindo, MD, FACE

Dr. Galindo joined the faculty of Emory University in 2017, as a clinical researcher on diabetes. His areas of clinical and research interest include management of diabetes in patients with advanced renal failure, with post-transplant diabetes, and in diabetes in hospitalized patients. Dr. Galindo is very interested in using diabetes technology in these populations and has several ongoing research projects on the use of CGM technology on these populations. His clinical research program is currently funded by the NIH- NIDDK, NIDDK-sponsored Georgia Center for Diabetes Translational Research, foundations and investigator-initiated studies.

Akshay Jain, MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABOM

AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology Award

Akshay Jain, MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABOM

Dr. Jain is the first Canadian physician to be triple board-certified by the American Boards in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology at Harbor UCLA/City of Hope. Following his training, he has worked in India and Canada in community, as well as academic settings, and is actively involved in clinical research and medical education. Dr. Jain is a renowned educator and has spoken at over 700 medical conferences/events across the world to date. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, thyroid disorders and osteoporosis.

Jad G. Sfeir, MD, MS

AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology Award

Jad G. Sfeir, MD, MS

Dr. Sfeir is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota where he holds a dual appointment in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition and the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the Department of Medicine. His clinical interests include diagnosis and management of osteosarcopenia as well as secondary fracture prevention; he is working on expanding the fragility fracture clinic to underserved populations.

Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSc, FACE

Frontiers in Science and Distinction in Endocrinology Award

Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSc, FACE

Dr. Pacak is chief of the Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology and head of the Developmental Endocrinology, Metabolism, Genetics and Endocrine Oncology Affinity Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the Intramural National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Program. He established a nationally and internationally recognized patient-oriented pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma research program at the NICHD/NIH, where his laboratory accumulated major findings and publications over the past 20 years. Dr. Pacak promotes clinical and scientific collaboration on a national and international level.

Archana Sadhu, MD, FACE

Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, MACE, Educational Lectureship for the Prevention and Management of the Complications of Diabetes

Archana Sadhu, MD, FACE

Dr. Sadhu is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health Sciences. She graduated with honors from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she also completed her Internal Medicine Training and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension. Since 2010, Dr. Sadhu has held the positions of System Director of Diabetes Program and the Director of Transplant Endocrinology at Houston Methodist in Texas. She leads this large eight-hospital system in evidence based clinical practices, clinical research and education to ensure comprehensive, high quality and cost-efficient care of persons with diabetes.

Maria E. Cabanillas, MD, FACE

Hossein Gharib, MD, Educational Lectureship

Maria E. Cabanillas, MD, FACE

Dr. Cabanillas is a tenured Professor and Faculty Director of Clinical Research in the department of Endocrine Neoplasia at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She treats all stages of thyroid cancer but her research is focused on aggressive forms of the disease. She has lead a number of clinical trials with novel therapies but is best known for her contributions in anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), creating a multidisciplinary group to treat these patients with combination therapies and neoadjuvant strategies. This has resulted in a dramatic improvement in the overall survival of ATC patients, and a change in the attitude toward these patients from pessimism to optimism. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and recently completed her service on the ATC guidelines committee for the American Thyroid Association.

Lei Lei, MD

Jeffrey R. Garber, MD, Fund Award

Lei Lei, MD

Dr. Lei completed her undergraduate studies at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill majoring in biology. She attained her MD degree from Ohio State University, completed internship and residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, and is finishing her endocrinology fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles. Upon completion of her fellowship program, Dr. Lei will join the UCLA endocrinology department as a clinical instructor with a special clinical interest in diabetes and obesity.

Deepti Pujare, MD

Jeffrey R. Garber, MD, Fund Award

Deepti Pujare, MD

Dr. Pujare is an Endocrinology fellow at the University of California-Davis. Her research focuses on improving adherence with anabolic osteoporosis medications by initiating a multidisciplinary patient education program. Through this program, she has helped patients gain access to teriparatide and abaloparatide and improve adherence to these medications. Dr. Pujare has also contributed to research and quality improvement projects in the field of diabetes. She is a co-author of a book chapter which will be published in the Medical Clinics of North America journal.

Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

Master of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (MACE) Distinction

Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Einhorn is Past-President of AACE and of the American College of Endocrinology, president of Diabetes and Endocrine Associates, Medical Director of Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, Associate Editor of the Journal of Diabetes, and past professor of Medicine at UCSD. He is a past winner of the Yank D. Coble, MD Distinguished Service Award, The John Seibel Award for Philanthropy, the Outstanding Clinician Award from the Endocrine Society 2017, and many others. Dr. Einhorn has published dozens of articles, clinical research, and given thousands of lectures world-wide. He is a current author of and has contributed to the AACE Diabetes Guidelines and the Diabetes Algorithm for over 20 years.

David S. H. Bell, MD, FACP, FACE

Master of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (MACE) Distinction

David S. H. Bell, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Bell is a retired professor from the University of Alabama Medical School who continues to be clinically and academically active. He completed his internal medicine and endocrinology training at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and at the Royal University Hospital Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada. He has held faculty posts at Temple University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Alabama. He has authored 380 peer reviewed papers and books. In 2001 he received the Distinction in Endocrinology award from the American College of Endocrinology.

Dace L. Trence, MD, MACE

Yank D. Coble, Jr, MD, Distinguished Service Award

Dace L. Trence, MD, MACE

Dr. Trence is Professor of Medicine-emeritus, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition at the University of Washington, Seattle. She served as the Director of the Diabetes Care Center at the University of Washington, and as Director of the University of Washington’s Endocrine Fellowship Program. She is currently on the Board of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE), immediate past Chair of the Disease State Networks Oversight Committee, and member of AACE’s Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. Dr. Trence has over 100 publications, including a chapter on treatment of hyperglycemia in the recently published 5th edition of The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education.Eds Cornell, Halstenson and Miller American Association of Diabetes Educators, Chicago-2020. 

Abbott

AACE Outstanding Corporate Partner Award

Abbott

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