Texas Physician Completes Specialized Training for Thyroid Patients

SALADO, Texas(September 4, 2014)Anthony Keith Cryar, M.D., F.A.C.E., E.C.N.U has completed all requirements for the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) Program administered by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) is a professional certification in the field of neck ultrasonography for physicians who perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for thyroid and parathyroid disorders through both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (UGFNA). To date, there are only 335 ECNU Certified physicians globally.

The AACE ECNU credentialing process is rigorous. Applicants must pass the Comprehensive Certification Examination (CCE) and successfully complete the Validation of Competency Process (VCP). The average time of completion is 13 months.

Dr. Cryar is a practicing endocrinologist in Temple, Texas. He attended the University of Alabama for medical school and completed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He has authored several publications and has completed research in the areas of hormonal therapy, diabetes, fine needle aspiration and more.

For more information on the ECNU program, visit www.aace.com.


The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 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 andmetabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. For more information, visit the AACE website atwww.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace or follow AACE on Twitter at @TheAACE.