June 9, 2003

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American College of Endocrinology Honors Hopkins Endocrinologist

Paul W. Ladenson, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins Medicine, was honored recently with the American College of Endocrinology Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Endocrinology at the college's 2003 annual meeting.

An expert on thyroid disorders and thyroid cancers, Ladenson was recognized for his outstanding contributions to clinical endocrinology. Ladenson's principal research interests have been thyroid carcinoma, myocardial actions of thyroid hormones and cost-effectiveness of thyroid disease management strategies.

Ladenson is a former president of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism and President-elect of the Association of Subspecialty Professors. He joined the Hopkins faculty in 1983.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), established in 1991, is the country's largest professional organization of clinical endocrinologists, with more than 4,200 members devoted to providing care for patients with endocrine disorders.

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