Lewis E. Braverman, MD, MACE, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2019. He leaves his wife Mimi Braverman; his sons, William Braverman and Daniel Braverman; and his five grandchildren.
Dr. Braverman was an undergraduate at Harvard College and graduated from medical school at Johns Hopkins University in 1955. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Boston City Hospital and an Endocrinology Fellowship in the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory.
Dr. Braverman had a passion for mentoring fellows, students and junior faculty, and is remembered as a superb mentor to generations of endocrine trainees. He was of exemplary service to AACE, serving as both the Editor-in-Chief of AACE’s peer-reviewed medical journal Endocrine Practice and as a sought-after speaker at AACE Annual Meetings and Chapter Events. Dr. Braverman’s work on Endocrine Practice resulted in the journal becoming the premiere journal in the field of endocrinology and metabolism for AACE. As a result of his work, he received the H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award from AACE in 2011.
In 2018, during the 27th AACE Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Boston, the AACE Board of Directors announced the establishment of the Lewis E. Braverman, MD, MACE, Educational Fund. The fund honors Dr. Braverman while supporting the educational activities of endocrinology fellows by providing a unique educational experience away from the fellow’s home program.
As an author and co-author, Dr. Braverman’s work has been published in many leading clinical and research medical journals. He was a prolific thyroid researcher with over 600 manuscripts and an international expert in iodine metabolism. Dr. Braverman was a longtime co-editor of the leading thyroid textbook, The Thyroid: A Fundamental & Clinical Text and was actively working on the 11th edition at the time of his death. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity and Endocrine Practice. He served on many journal editorial boards and was a member of many national and international research and clinical organizations.
Dr. Braverman dedicated more than 50 years to the education of endocrinology fellows, and, during that time, he trained over 200 fellows who reside all over the globe. He will be missed greatly by the AACE Community.