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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, appointed president elect of AACE

MAYWOOD, Ill. (May 19, 2015) – Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, was elected president elect of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Nashville on Saturday, May 16.

“Since its inception two decades ago, AACE has changed the practice of endocrinology. However, our work at AACE is just beginning,” said Dr. Camacho, an endocrinologist at Loyola University Health System. “We are reaching out to domestic and international endocrinologists through our educational programs and publications, and I look forward to assisting the president in running the organization and addressing the needs of the membership.”

As president elect, Dr. Camacho will support the president in all matters of the association, and will assume the duties of the AACE president in the event that the president is unable to act. She also will serve on the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Dr. Camacho is director of the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center and the program director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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 to 2000 and was then elected to the AACE Board of Directors in 2003. During her terms as a board member, she has chaired the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, Publications Committee and AACE Finance Committee, among others. Dr. Camacho also has served as a member of the Membership, International, Education Services and Legislative and Regulatory Committees.  She has been a member of the AACE Annual Meeting Clinical Congress Program Committee for nine years. Dr. Camacho is currently the chair of the AACE Education Services Committee, Bone and Parathyroid Committee and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Re-Certification Committee. She also is the vice-chair of the International Endocrine Education Committee.

Dr. Camacho served as the treasurer for AACE and secretary and treasurer for the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) from 2013 to 2014. Her work for the College currently includes membership in the College Foundation Task Force, Chairing the FACE Application Committee in 2010 to 2011, and serving two terms on the ACE Board of Trustees. Dr. Camacho spearheaded the ABIM SEP session in 2009, which will be in its seventh year in 2015, and is now actively representing AACE in the National Bone Health Alliance, National Osteoporosis Foundation and ASBMR.

Dr. Camacho has published three books: Evidence-Based Endocrinology (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, PA), Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, PA), and A Color Handbook of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Manson, UK). 

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.