A CEBU-BASED physician was named recipient of the international clinician award during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 24th annual scientific and clinical congress held recently in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Success is not measured by how many accolades one receives, but how complete one feels as a recognized endocrinologist being selected as this year’s recipient of the most prestigious International Clinician Award by the AACE,” said Dr. Gerry H. Tan. “I owe this recognition not only to my colleagues–especially my AACE-Philippines family, but most importantly to my patients who have taught me not only to become an astute compassionate clinician, but by being instrumental in molding me to be a better person, too.”
The international clinician award is given to an AACE member who is a clinical endocrinologist practicing outside of the United States in recognition of dedicated and compassionate care provided to patients with endocrine diseases. Recipients possess an exceptional knowledge and expertise in the field of clinical endocrinology and active advocacy AACE’s mission in both professional and public environments.
Dr. Tan practices in Cebu City.
In addition to his clinical practice, he finds time to teach medical students, endocrinology fellows and internal medicine residents at two major tertiary teaching institutions.
He speaks at various public venues about wellness, diabetes and endocrine disorders and writes a monthly column for the Philippines’ Food magazine.
After his internal medicine residency at New York Medical College, he performed his fellowship training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the Mayo Clinic Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world.
A majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.
Visit the group’s official site at www.aace.com.