AACE 2019 Annual Conference


Mild Cushing’s Syndrome: Does it Matter?

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Convention Center 515 A

Maria Fleseriu, MD

Professor, Director Pituitary Center
Oregon Health and Science University

Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE
Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE is a Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery and Director of the Northwest Pituitary Center at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Dr. Fleseriu has a long-standing clinical and research interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary and adrenal disorders. She is a frequent guest speaker at national and international meetings on treatment of pituitary tumors (especially Cushing’s disease and acromegaly), is the principal investigator in clinical trials, and has authored over 150 manuscripts and book chapters.
Dr. Fleseriu is President Elect of the Pituitary Society, serves on the Board of Directors and chairs it’s Physician Education Committee. She serves on several committees/task forces for the Endocrine Society, Pituitary Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and she chaired the Endocrine Society Guidelines Committee and the Hypopituitarism task force.
Dr. Fleseriu is Chief Editor of Pituitary Endocrinology for Frontiers in Endocrinology, Section Head for Pituitary and Neuroendocrine F 1000, Senior Editor for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism CR and a member of the editorial board of Pituitary, Endocrine, and Reviews in Endocrinology and Metabolism. She has been involved in leadership positions of educational programs sponsored by the Endocrine Society, the Pituitary Society, and patient advocacy groups to teach physicians and patients about pituitary tumors and neuroendocrine disorders. She has served on multiple scientific advisory boards for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and participated in study design for Cushing’s and acromegaly.
Dr. Fleseriu received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania and completed an endocrinology fellowship with a focus on pituitary disorders. She pursued additional residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University and an endocrinology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.


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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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