2023 Award Recipients

AACE Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Public Service Award

The Research Trust of Diabetes India

The Research Trust of Diabetes India is a leading National and International organization in diabetes care. Founded by the late Dr. S. M. Sadikot, it is a platform where clinicians, diabetes care providers, researchers, and industries convene with the aim of promoting, supporting and enhancing the development of treatments for diabetes. The organization is currently being led by Dr. S. R. Aravind, President and Dr. Banshi Saboo, Secretary.

AACE Excellence in Humanities Award

Ved Gossain, MD, FRCPC, MACP, FACE

Dr. Gossain is the Swartz Professor of Medicine and former Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism (emeritus), at Michigan State University (MSU). He established the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at MSU and served as the program director from its inception in 2006 to 2013. Dr. Gossain was also instrumental in establishing the “India council “now endowed in the Asia study center at Michigan State University and served as its director for several years. Dr. Gossain is presently serving as the chair of  the Governing council of the senior physicians’ section of the AMA.

AACE H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award

Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD, FACE

Dr. Gopalakrishnan is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also the Program Director for the Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and the Director of the Endocrine Division at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Gopalakrishnan has led medical education efforts at the local, regional and national levels developing program for both educator and trainee.

Outstanding National Clinician Award

Victor L. Roberts, MD, FACE

Dr. Victor Lawrence Roberts is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Clinical Sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine and practicing Endocrinologist with Endocrine Associates of Florida. He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and has served as an AACE leader in numerous roles including the national board of directors,  Vice-Chair of the Scientific and Clinical Congress and manuscript reviewer for Endocrine Practice. Dr.

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

George King, MD

Dr. King is the Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as the Thomas J. Beatson, Jr. Chair Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 300 papers and multiple books and patents. Dr. King’s work focuses on finding the causes of diabetic complications, founder of The Medalist Study to discover new treatments for diabetic complications and understanding the reasons for the high rate of diabetes in Asian Americans.

AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology

Juan P. Brito, MD

Dr. Brito is an endocrinologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is the director of the Shared Decision Making National Resource Center at Mayo, the Quality Chair in the Division of Endocrinology, the principal investigator at the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, and a guideline methodologist for the Endocrine Society. He is the principal investigator of two R01 grants from NIH and co-investigator of multiple grants from AHRQ and PCORI.

Joanna Miragaya, MD, PhD, FACE

Dr. Miragaya is currently in private practice at Wellstar Health System, GA. She is certified in Radioactive Iodine through the AACE pathway and was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology in May 2016. She remains committed to graduate medical education and is actively involved with the Wellstar Kennestone Internal Medicine residency program. Dr. Miragaya advocates for high quality clinical guidelines as the Vice-Chair of the AACE Clinical Practice Guidelines Oversight Committee.

Mihail Zilbermint, MD, MBA, FACE

Dr. Zilbermint is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Chief and Director of Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. After completing endocrinology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, he established the Endocrine Hospitalist program at Johns Hopkins Medicine, a specialized clinical consultation team designed to promote better glycemic control in hospitalized patients.

Sina Jasim, MD, MPH

Dr. Jasim is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interest focus on thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer as well as Endocrine neoplasia with focus on MEN syndromes and Adrenal tumors. She mentors residents and fellows as part of her Job as core faculty in Endocrine fellowship program at Washington University. Dr.

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

Om Ganda, MD, FACE

Dr. Ganda is the Medical Director of Lipid Center, at the Joslin Diabetes center, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA   He has been a co- investigator in a number of NIH-funded clinical trials, including the landmark DCCT/EDIC and DPP, and several studies related to lipids and cardiovascular disease, including the REDUCE-IT trial and PROMINENT trial. He has > 200 peer-reviewed publications, including > 120 original publications, and 31 book chapters.

Sandra L. Weber, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Weber currently practices endocrinology in Greenville, South Carolina, where she is one of the founding faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. She is involved in the residency teaching program, is active in clinical research, and serves as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Chair of Continuing Medical Education at Prisma Health System. Dr. Weber was inspired by the concept of AACE by founding president, Dr. Yank Coble. She is a career-long member who joined during her fellowship when adopted by Dr.

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

Felice A. Caldarella, MD, MBA, FACP, CDCES, FACE

Dr. Caldarella is currently a Contractor Medical Director with Noridian Healthcare Solutions. Dr. Caldarella was President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology from 2021-2022. In countless hours of service as a member of AACE, Dr. Caldarella volunteered and led numerous committees, was on the Board of Directors, and held Officer positions. Dr. Caldarella tirelessly advocated for and was steadfastly committed to furthering AACE’s mission and vision. Under Dr.

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

Irl Hirsch, MD, MACP

Dr. Hirsch is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

Hossein Gharib, MD, Educational Lectureship

Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc, FACE

Dr. Pearce is a Professor of Medicine and the Endocrine Fellowship Program Director at Boston University School of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition. She was the 2018-2019 President of the American Thyroid Association and serves as the Regional Coordinator for North America for the Iodine Global Network. Dr. Pearce is a Deputy Editor at the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and has served in multiple additional editorial roles, including as an Associate Editor for Endocrine Practice, Clinical Thyroidology, and Thyroid.

Frontiers in Science and Distinction in Endocrinology Award

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD, FACE

Dr. Auchus is the James A. Shayman and Andrea S. Kevrick Professor of Translational Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes at the University of Michigan. He also serves as Chief of the Endocrinology Section at the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

AACE Outstanding Corporate Partner Award


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