Challenges in the Management of Patients with Pituitary Disorders

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Convention Center 151

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Susan L. Samson, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACE

Associate Professor of Medicine, Pituitary Center Medical Director
Baylor College of Medicine

Susan L. Samson MD PhD FRCPC FACE is a tenured Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is originally from Canada and completed her medical degree at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and Internal Medicine training in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta. She moved to Baylor for Endocrinology fellowship training, where she was brought onto the faculty. She is board-certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the USA and in Canada. Her major interest is in Hypothalamic and Pituitary Disorders and she is the Medical Director of the Baylor St.Luke's Medical Center Pituitary Center since 2011. Dr. Samson has a background in basic science and translational research and also is a site principal investigator for several clinical trials in the areas of Cushing's syndrome, Acromegaly and Grwoth Hormone deficiciency. She has authored has been awarded the Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation as well as the Rising Star award at Baylor College of Medicine in its inaugural year. She also is dedicated to training future endocrinologists as the Endocrinology fellowship program director and counts more than 50 fellows graduated under her guidance as associate program direoctor or program director. Dr. Samson currently serves on the board of directors of National AACE and the Texas chapter of AACE, Amercian Program Directors of Endocrinology and Metabolism Council, and the American Board of Internal Medicine Self-assessment Committee


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Diane Donegan, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University

Dr. Diane Donegan is an assistant professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis. Originally from Ireland, she received her medical degree from University College Dublin, and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland. She completed her residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester during which she obtained a Masters in Clinical and Translational Science from the Mayo Clinical School of Graduate Medical Education. With a special interest in neuroendocrinology, she has a joint position with the department of neurosurgery and is currently pursuing several clinical research interests including opioid induced adrenal insufficiency.


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Laurence Katznelson, MD

Professor of Medicine
Stanford University

Laurence Katznelson, MD received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and then a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Katznelson is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Medicine (Endocrinology) at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Medical Director of the Pituitary Center. He has served as Chair of the Task Forces for writing clinical guidelines for the approach to acromegaly for both The Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and Chair, Pituitary Committee for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Katznelson received the Laureate Award for Educator of the Year in the Endocrine Society and the H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.


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Alexander T. Faje, MD

Assistant Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital

Alexander Faje, MD Assistant Physician, Endocrinology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, M.D.
University of Michigan, Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship

I maintain a full-time clinical practice at the MGH Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center and my research focuses on the clinical care of pituitary disorders.


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