Monday, June 4, 2012

Loyola Physician Elected Secretary of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Bone health expert to take on crucial role at AACE

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Pauline M. Camacho, MD, FACE, was elected secretary of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia last week. AACE is the world’s largest association of clinical endocrinologists.

Dr. Camacho is director of the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center of Loyola University Health System. She also is a professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and she serves as program director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Loyola.

“I feel passionately about AACE and its mission and welcome this opportunity to offer my talents and dedication as a future leader of this organization,” Dr. Camacho said. “I have no doubt that AACE will continue to enhance the practice of endocrinology both nationally and internationally."

As secretary, Dr. Camacho will serve on the association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She also will work on committees and task forces as appointed by the AACE president.

Dr. Camacho has been actively involved with AACE since her fellowship. She served as the Fellows-in-Training (FIT) representative to the Board of Directors from 1999-2000 and was then elected to the AACE Board of Directors in 2003.

During her six-year term on the board, she headed the FIT Committee and was a member of the Membership, International, Education Services and Legislative and Regulatory Committees. She also was a member of the AACE Annual Meeting Program Committee for a total of five years, was vice chair in 2008, co-chair in 2009 and chair in 2011. Additionally, she chaired the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Subcommittee for a number of years and served on the Postmenopausal Osteoporosis CPG Writing Group. Currently, Dr. Camacho is the chair of the Publications Committee.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. Most of its members are certified in endocrinology 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.

For more information about AACE, visit To make an appointment with Dr. Camacho, call (888) LUHS-888, (888-584-7888).

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.