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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pauline Camacho, MD, Named President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine endocrinologist Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, will be inaugurated as president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 25th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Orlando on May 16.
 
“My goal is to increase awareness and participation among domestic as well as international endocrinologists through our educational programs and publications,” said Dr. Camacho, director of Loyola's Osteoporosis Center. “The AACE has changed the course of endocrinology for more than two decades and I look forward to continuing to expand its impact on our field." Image removed by sender.
As president, Dr. Camacho will be the official representative of the association and will also lead the association’s executive committee and board of directors.
 
Dr. Camacho is a professor and director of the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
 
She received a master's degree and medical degree at the University of the Philippines and completed her internship at Rush University Medical Center.
 
Dr. Camacho has been actively involved with AACE since her fellowship. She served as the fellow-in-training (FIT) representative to the board of directors from 1999-2000 and was elected to the AACE Board of Directors in 2003. She has been a member of the AACE Annual Meeting Clinical Congress program committee for nine years. Dr. Camacho is currently chair of the AACE education services committee, bone and parathyroid committee and maintenance of certification re-certification committee, and is vice-chair of the international endocrine education committee.
 
Dr. Camacho has served as president-elect of the AACE since 2014. She also has served two terms on the American College of Endocrinology board of trustees. She now represents AACE in the National Bone Health Alliance, National Osteoporosis Foundation and ASBMR.
 
Dr. Camacho has published three books: Evidence Based Endocrinology, Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians and A Color Handbook of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.