Daniel Einhorn, MD, a medical director of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Clinical Practitioner by the Endocrine Society, the largest international organization representing professionals in the field of endocrinology.
The award, which is the highest honor given to a clinical endocrinologist, was presented April 1 in Orlando during the opening day of ENDO 2017, the society’s annual international conference.
“I am humbled to receive this honor,” Dr. Einhorn said. “I am fortunate to have spent much of my career at the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, which has been my clinical home since 2002. I am blessed to work with and care for the best people I know.”
The Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award is presented each year to recognize extraordinary contributions by a practicing endocrinologist to the endocrine and medical community. Honorees combine the care of patients with research efforts that change the field of endocrinology and have a real-world effect on the lives of patients.
The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Its 18,000 members hail from 122 countries.
In additional to his longtime involvement in the society, Dr. Einhorn is a past president and longtime member of both the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).
He has served as chair or co-chair of multiple AACE/ACE committees and task forces including ACCE/ACE Consensus Conference on Insulin Resistance Syndrome in 2003, the Consensus Conference on Prediabetes in 2008, the first Consensus Conference on Obesity, and the Consensus Conference on Glucose Monitoring both held in 2014. Currently, he is a Trustee of ACE, Regent of the ACE Foundation, and serves on the board and executive committee of CA-AACE. He is a Trustee of the La Jolla Playhouse.
Dr. Einhorn has been a practicing physician for 30 years and is president of Diabetes and Endocrine Associates. He received his bachelor’s degree in public health from Yale University and his medical degree from Tufts University, and he completed his training at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Einhorn has received many other prestigious awards including the ACE Yank D. Coble Jr., M.D., Distinguished Service Award and the ACE Foundation’s John A. Seibel, M.D., Award.
Since the year it began, Dr. Einhorn has been listed every year in the San Diego’s Top Doctors list, which is compiled through a voting process among local physicians by the San Diego County Medical Society in collaboration with San Diego Magazine.
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