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Endocrinology and Metabolism Board Review

The Cleveland Clinic
Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute

The goal of the Endocrinology & Metabolism Board Review activity is to provide participants with an intensive review of endocrinology and metabolism, which would also be helpful for certification. Faculty members were selected for their clinical and teaching experience. The program is heavily weighted to board simulation.

CREDITS Earn up to 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE December 1, 2009
CE EXPIRE March 31, 2012
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Intended Audience

This activity is directed to practicing endocrinologists and other physicians with an interest in endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes.

Topics & Speakers

SESSION 1: Laurence Kennedy, MD, Presiding
  Board Simulation in Pediatric Endocrinology - Donald Zimmerman, MD
  Female Hypogonadism - Marjan Attaran, MD
  Hirsutism - Adi Mehta, MD
  Male Hypogonadism and Infertility - Charles Faiman, MD
  Dyslipidemia: Diagnostic Question & Answer Period - H. Bryan Brewer, Jr., MD
SESSION 2: Betul Hatipoglu, MD, Presiding
  Preventive Endo-Cardiology Highlights - Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, MD
  Adrenal Dysfunction - Thomas Murphy, MD
  Diabetes Therapeutics: From New Insulins to Incretins - Robert Zimmerman, MD
  Case Management Studies in Endocrine Surgery - Allan Siperstein, MD
  Visual Journey of Endocrinology: Preparation for the Boards - Farhad Zangeneh, MD
  Pediatric Endocrinology Case Reviews - Douglas Rogers, MD; Ajuah Davis, MD
SESSION 3: Harmeet Singh Narula, MD, Presiding
  Metabolic Bone Disease: Board Simulation - Mario Skugor, MD
  Osteoporosis and Vitamin D Deficiency - Angelo Licata, MD
  Hyper and Hypo Calcemia - Michael Levine, MD
  Endocrine Hypertension - Emmanuel Bravo, MD
  Pituitary Disorders - Mark Molitch, MD
SESSION 4: Christian A. Koch, MD, Presiding
  Thyroid Cancer - Hossein Gharib, MD
  Thyroid Board Simulation - Henry Burch, MD
  DI/SIADH - Joseph Verbalis, MD
  Considerations in Women’s Health - Holly Thacker, MD
  Endocrinology Highlights:
2008 - 2009 Who Wants to Be an Endocrine Millionaire? Faculty vs. Fellows - S. Sethu K. Reddy, MD
SESSION 5: Marwan Hamaty, MD, Presiding
  Board Simulation: Potpourri - Elias Siraj, MD
  Genetics and Endocrinology - Sethu K. Reddy, MD
  Obesity – Advances in Concepts and Therapies - Sangeeta Kashyap, MD
  Laboratory Cases: Curves and Sinkers - Manjula Gupta, PhD
  Board Simulation: Pituitary/Adrenal - Amir Hamrahian, MD
  Preventing Diabetes Complications & Intensive Therapy Board Simulation - Leann Olansky, MD



Endocrinology Board Review Committee

Helena W. Rodbard, MD, FACP, MACE - Co-Chair
Harmeet Singh Narula, MD, FACP, FACE
Robert Zimmerman, MD, FACE - Co-Chair
Naomi Neufeld, MD, FACE
Joe M. Chehade, MD
S. Sethu Reddy, MD, MACE
Hossein Gharib, MD, MACP, MACE
Subhashini Yaturu, MD, FACE
Michael Kleerekoper, MD, MACE
Farhad Zangeneh, MD, FACP, FACE
Christian A. Koch, MD, FACP, FACE  

Organized By

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic
Charles Faiman, MD, MACE
Adi ,Mehta MD
Manjula Gupta, PhD
Leann Olansky, MD, FACE
Amir Hamrahian, MD, FACE
Mario Skugor, MD
Sangeeta Kashyap, MD
Mariam Stevens, MD
Angelo Licata, MD, PhD  

Guest Faculty

H. Bryan Brewer, Jr, MD
Director of Lipoprotein & Artherosclerosis Research
Cardiovascular Research Institute
MedStar Research Institute
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Col. Henry Burch, MD
Chief, Endocrinology
Walter Reed Memorial Hospital
Washington, DC

Hossein Gharib, MA, MACP, MACE
President of American College of Endocrinology
Professor, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, MD
Professer of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Division of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Christian A. Koch, MD, FACP, FACE
Division of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Michael Levine, MD, FACE
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Lester Baker Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Diabetes Director, Bone Health Center
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Mark Molitch, MD
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Thomas Murphy, MD
Director Endocrinology
Metro Health Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Harmeet Singh Narula, MD, FACP, FACE
Suffolk Endocrinology
Stoney Brook, NY

Elias Siraj, MD, FACE
Director, Clinical Endocrinology
Program Director, Fellowship Program for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Associate Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Joseph G. Verbalis, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Professor, Department of Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Farhad Zangeneh, MD, FACP, FACE
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Endocrine, Diabetes and Osteoporosis Clinic
Sterling, VA

Donald Zimmerman, MD, FACE
Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Marjan Attaran, MD
Section of Reproduction Endocrinology and Fertility
OB/GYN & Women’s Health Institute

Laurence Kennedy, MD, FRCP
Chairman, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Emmanuel Bravo, MD
Department of Nephrology & Hypertension
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

Douglas Rogers, MD
Head, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatrics Institute
Ajuah Davis, MD
Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatrics Institute
Allan Siperstein, MD
Head, Endocrine Surgery
Department of General Surgery
Surgery Institute

Betul Hatipoglu, MD
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Holly Thacker, MD
OB/GYN & Women’s Health Institute



After viewing this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe diabetes control and complications
  • Interpret tests to evaluate hypo- and hyperadrenalism and apply the results to endocrine hypertension
  • Analyze thyroid tests and apply results to thyroid disorders
  • Review evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis and calcium disorders
  • Appraise patients with hypogonadism and pituitary disorders
  • Diagnose important pediatric endocrine disorders
  • Evaluate endocrine disorders during pregnancy
  • Identify genetic disorders in endocrinology
  • Discuss the indications and consequences of new interventional therapeutic procedures
  • Undertake board simulation question and answers



The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of original release: December 1, 2009
Date of credit termination: March 31, 2012

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an online activity posttest and evaluation, as well as payment of a $30 processing fee.