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American Thyroid Association: Dr. Elizabeth Pearce to Lead 2018-2019 Board of Directors

American Thyroid Association: Dr. Elizabeth Pearce to Lead 2018-2019 Board of Directors

October 17, 2018—The American Thyroid Affiliation (ATA) pronounces with pleasure that Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc, started a one-year time period as president of the Board of Directors on the shut of the Annual Assembly, October 7 in Washington, DC. Dr. Pearce has served for the previous yr as President-Elect.

Newly elected board members are:

Martha Zeiger, MD, President-Elect
Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, Secretary-Elect
Joshua Klopper, MD, Director
Angela Leung, MD, MSc, Director

Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc, Board President

Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc, Board President Dr. Pearce is professor of drugs within the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Vitamin Part at Boston College Faculty of Drugs. She acquired her undergraduate and medical levels from Harvard and a masters’ diploma in epidemiology from the Boston College Faculty of Public Well being. She accomplished her residency in inner drugs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Middle, and her fellowship in endocrinology at Boston College underneath the mentorship of Dr. Lewis Braverman. Her analysis pursuits embrace: the sufficiency of dietary iodine within the U.S. and globally; thyroid perform in being pregnant; thyroidal results of publicity to environmental endocrine disruptors; and the cardiovascular results of subclinical thyroid dysfunction. She has been half of the management of the Iodine International Community (IGN; previously ICCIDD) since 2009. She is a member of the AACE Thyroid Illness State Community and serves as school for the Endocrine Society’s annual board evaluate course. She has served on a number of editorial boards, together with these for Endocrine Apply, Journal of Medical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical Endocrinology, European Journal of Medical Vitamin, and Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Dr. Pearce has been a member of the American Thyroid Affiliation since 2000. She has chaired each the ATA’s Publications and Public Well being Committees. She cochaired the 2012 Annual Assembly Program Committee and the 2009 and 2016 Spring Symposia and was a member of the Program Committee for the 2015 Worldwide Thyroid Congress. Dr. Pearce has additionally served as a member of the ATA Finance Committee and the Tips Coverage Activity Drive. She was one of the leaders in establishing the ATA’s Braverman Lectureship and cochaired the duty pressure for the 2017 Being pregnant Tips. She is affiliate editor for each Thyroid and Medical Thyroidology journals. She served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2009­ to 2013 and once more as president-elect for the previous yr. Dr. Pearce was the 2011 recipient of the Van Meter Award for excellent contributions to analysis on the thyroid gland.

Martha Zeiger, MD, President-Elect

Martha Zeiger, MD, President-ElectDr. Martha Zeiger is the S. Harm Watts professor and chair of surgical procedure on the College of Virginia Faculty of Drugs. Considered a world chief in endocrine surgical procedure, she can also be an skilled within the molecular features of thyroid most cancers and an skilled educational chief. Her surgical coaching features a surgical oncology fellowship, targeted on endocrine surgical procedure, on the Nationwide Most cancers Institute, NIH, prior to becoming a member of the school at Johns Hopkins College Faculty of Drugs in 1993. There, she constructed her endocrine surgical procedure follow, established an endocrine surgical procedure fellowship program, and directed an NIH-funded molecular biology laboratory for over 20 years. Immediately, her analysis staff continues at Johns Hopkins, specializing in the molecular elements of thyroid most cancers.

Whereas at John Hopkins, Dr. Zeiger took the lead as: affiliate dean for postdoctoral affairs; professor of surgical procedure, oncology, mobile and molecular drugs; affiliate vice chair of surgical procedure school improvement; and medical director of enterprise improvement, strategic alliance, and enterprise know-how. Whereas affiliate dean for postdoctoral affairs, she oversaw 1,200 analysis fellows within the Faculty of Drugs. She additionally established a proper program for worldwide postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Zeiger has held quite a few management positions in nationwide medical societies: the American Affiliation of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Affiliation of Medical Endocrinologists, and the ATA. By way of AAES, she based Endocrine Surgical procedure College, an annual course for all endocrine surgical procedure fellows in North America.

She has served on the ATA Board of Directors and lots of ATA committees, together with publications, membership, battle of curiosity process drive.  She co-chaired the annual assembly program committee in 2011.

Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, Secretary-Elect

Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, Secretary-ElectDr. Jonklaas is at present a professor within the endocrinology division at Georgetown College in Washington, DC, the place she accomplished her medical diploma, residency, and fellowship coaching. As a medical researcher within the thyroid subject, her time is split between analysis, medical actions, and educating. Dr. Jonklaas’s analysis has targeted on the administration of hypothyroidism and thyroid most cancers. Present analysis includes analyzing patient-reported outcomes after radioiodine remedy. Her current publications tackle subjects comparable to how to optimize the remedy of hypothyroidism and the outcomes of thyroid most cancers sufferers based mostly on their remedy, age, and gender.

She is this system director of the Georgetown College Medical Analysis Unit. She is concerned in translational analysis and the actions of the Georgetown College’s Medical and Translational Science Award. She lately directed the endocrinology programs for Georgetown College Medical Faculty’s first- and second-year medical college students. She presently teaches in these programs.

She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Endocrinology and Metabolism. She is concerned in educating on the nationwide degree as a member of the Endocrine Society Self-Evaluation Committee.

Dr. Jonklaas has been a member of the ATA since 1999. She has served on a number of previous ATA committees, together with the Affected person Schooling and Advocacy Committee, the Surgical Activity Pressure Committee, and the Awards Committee. She was cochair of the ATA Process Drive on Thyroid Hormone Alternative, whose tips have been revealed in 2014. She beforehand served on the Board of Directors from 2013–2017, and just lately accomplished a time period because the cochair of the Tips and Assertion Committee. At present she serves on the Program Committee. She additionally serves on the editorial board of the ATA journal Thyroid.

Joshua Klopper, MD, Director (Endocrinologist in Group Follow)

DJoshua Klopper, MD, Director r. Klopper joined the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG) of Kaiser Permanente in July 2015 and was appointed chief of the division in April 2016. He was appointed affiliate medical professor of drugs within the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes on the College of Colorado Faculty of Drugs in October 2015.

He earned a B.S. in psychology in 1995 from Indiana College in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1999 he acquired his medical diploma from the Emory College Faculty of Drugs in Atlanta, Georgia. He accomplished his internship and residency in inner drugs on the College of Colorado Well being Sciences Middle in 2002. Dr. Klopper then accomplished a postdoctoral analysis fellowship within the Endocrinology Division, prior to beginning his endocrinology fellowship on the College of Colorado at Denver Well being Sciences Middle, accomplished in 2006.

Dr. Klopper was a full-time school member within the Division of Endocrinology on the College of Colorado Faculty of Drugs from 2006–2015, the place he specialised within the analysis and administration of thyroid nodules and thyroid most cancers, together with superior thyroid most cancers. Throughout his educational profession, he acquired grant funding on the native, state, and nationwide degree together with from the American Most cancers Society. He has revealed unique analysis on the analysis and administration of thyroid nodules and superior thyroid most cancers and has written a number of e-book chapters and critiques. Moreover, he participated as an unique member of the Thyroid Most cancers Care Collaborative improvement committee. He has served on the Medical Affairs and Improvement committees of the ATA in addition to on the Endocrine Society Annual Assembly Steering committee. Presently, Dr. Klopper is on the Medical Specialty Peer Evaluation Committee for CPMG and has been codirector of the Endocrine Society’s Introductory Palms-On Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop since 2014.

Angela Leung, MD, MSc, Director (Endocrinologist in Educational Apply)

Angela Leung, MD, MSc, DirectorAngela M. Leung, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor of drugs within the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism on the UCLA David Geffen Faculty of Drugs and within the VA Higher Los Angeles Healthcare System, and an affiliate program director of the UCLA/VA endocrinology fellowship program.

She acquired her undergraduate diploma at Occidental School in Los Angeles, her medical diploma from the Boston College Faculty of Drugs, and a masters’ diploma in epidemiology from the Boston College Faculty of Public Well being. She accomplished her inner drugs residency and a medical and analysis endocrine fellowship at Boston College Medical Middle. Her analysis areas of curiosity embrace iodine deficiency and extra, thyroid toxicant exposures, and maternal-child thyroid well being. She is a member of the AACE Thyroid Illness State Community and the editorial board of Endocrine Apply, has participated within the AACE Endocrine Coaching Help Committee, and was a recipient of the Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award. She has reviewed for a number of NIH standing and early-career award endocrine research sections; for the U.S. EPA’s Biologically-Based mostly Dose Response mannequin to information perchlorate regulation in U.S. consuming water; and for the EPA’s draft toxicity assessments of the thyroid disruptors GenX and perfluorobutane sulfonate. By means of the Endocrine Society, she participates in reviewing the consequences of thyroid toxicants for the Group for Financial Cooperation and Improvement, a worldwide initiative targeted on the regulatory insurance policies of endocrine disruptors.

Dr. Leung has been concerned in a number of ATA packages and initiatives. She serves on the editorial boards of three ATA journals: Thyroid, Medical Thyroidology, and Medical Thyroidology for the Public. She is previous Chair of the ATA Public Well being Committee (2012–16), throughout which she led the publication of the ATA’s statements on iodine extra and the use of potassium iodide in nuclear accidents; was a member of the Program Committee for the 2016 ATA Annual Assembly; and served as medical cochair for the 2017 ATA Annual Assembly in Victoria, British Columbia.

The ATA thanks this yr’s Nominating Committee, chaired by David Steward, and the Secretary-Elect Choice Process Drive, chaired by John Morris. We’re extraordinarily grateful to all who serve on the Board of Directors. Particular thanks go to those that will retire from the Board this yr: Regina Castro, MD, Christine Spitzweg, MD, and outgoing Previous-President John C. Morris, MD.


The American Thyroid Affiliation (ATA) is the main worldwide group devoted to the development, understanding, prevention, analysis, and remedy of thyroid issues and thyroid most cancers. ATA is a world membership medical society with over 1,700 members from 43 nations around the globe. Celebrating its 95th anniversary, the ATA continues to ship its mission of being devoted to thyroid biology and to the prevention and remedy of thyroid illness via excellence in analysis, medical care, schooling, and public well being.  These efforts are carried out by way of a number of key endeavors:

  • The publication of the extremely regarded skilled journals Thyroid, Medical Thyroidology, and VideoEndocrinology
  • Annual scientific conferences
  • Biennial medical and analysis symposia
  • Analysis grant packages for younger investigators
  • Help of on-line skilled, public, and affected person instructional packages
  • Improvement of tips for medical administration of thyroid illness and thyroid most cancers

 The ATA promotes thyroid consciousness and knowledge on-line by means of Medical Thyroidology for the Public and in depth, authoritative explanations of thyroid illness and thyroid most cancers in each English and Spanish. The ATA web site serves because the medical useful resource for sufferers and the general public who search for dependable info on the Web. Each fifth yr, the American Thyroid Affiliation joins with the Latin American Thyroid Society, the European Thyroid Affiliation, and the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Affiliation to cosponsor the Worldwide Thyroid Congress (ITC).