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Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD, Chair

Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD

Dr. Balasubramanyam, a board certified internist and endocrinologist, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vice President for Academic Integration and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. His academic career involves basic and translational research in diabetes and metabolic diseases, education (including service as past Director of the Endocrine Fellowship program and current Director of Baylor’s Clinical Scientist Training Program), and clinical practice as an internist and endocrine consultant.

Currently, Dr. Balasubramanyam serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Council and the Chair of the ABIM Endocrinology Disease, and Metabolism Board. He is a past President of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Balasubramanyam earned his undergraduate degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his medical degree at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India. He completed residency training and was Chief Resident at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed clinical and research fellowship training in endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

As of July 2021, Dr. Balasubramanyam reported the following external relationship:

Consulting on design of new drugs or devices, clinical trials, the use of specific agents or other research-related activities for the following company, with honoraria:

  • Catalys Pacific, for advice regarding clinical trial design for a new hypertension drug.

Work as an author or editor for the following company, with compensation as listed below:

  • UpToDate, receiving compensation for authorship on ketosis-prone diabetes.

Dr. Balasubramanyam serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Harris County Medical Society, Board Member, without compensation.

Shehzad Basaria, MD

Shehzad S. Basaria, MDDr. Basaria is a reproductive endocrinologist and the Associate Director of the Section of Men’s Health, Aging and Metabolism at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

Dr. Basaria is a clinical investigator in the field of male reproductive endocrinology. His research interests include assessing the efficacy of testosterone therapy in cancer-related fatigue, pain perception and aging. His research interests also include assessing the cardiometabolic consequences of androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer.

Dr. Basaria also provides clinical care to patients with a variety of male reproductive disorders, including patients with cancer and those with opioid-induced hypogonadism. Additionally, he is a mentor to junior faculty and endocrine fellows pursuing their careers in reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. Basaria is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Exam Writing Committee. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences, and has previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Previously, Dr. Basaria led the section on Male Reproduction on the Self-Assessment Committee of the Endocrine Society and was also involved in developing the Endocrine Society's Male Androgen Deficiency Performance Improvement Module, which practicing endocrinologists utilize towards their Maintenance of Certification. Dr. Basaria serves as a member of the National Institute of Child Health and Development’s Special Emphasis Panel on Male Contraception, and on the National Institute on Aging’s Panel on Aging and Mobility.

Dr. Basaria received his medical degree from The Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed house staff training at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and his endocrine fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

As of July 2021, Dr. Basaria reported no external relationships.

Whitney Goldner, MD

Whitney GoldnerDr. Goldner is an Endocrinologist and Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Goldner is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She has a clinical focus on thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer and is the Director of the Thyroid and Endocrine Tumor program at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at Nebraska Medicine.

She previously served as the Endocrinology Fellowship program director and was also on the Association of Program Directors in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism (APDEM) council. She has also served on the University of Nebraska Medical Center GME and GME Executive Board. Dr. Goldner continues to be a member of the Endocrinology Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee and the program evaluation committee and she is one of the core faculty for both the Endocrinology fellowship and the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Goldner is actively involved in both the Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association. She is currently on the board of the Endocrine Society and have served on and/or chaired multiple educational committees in the past including: the scientific education committee (SCIED), clinical evaluation and education committee (CEEC), and the clinical endocrinology update (CEU). She is currently a co-Chair of the spring meeting for the ATA, and have served as the chair of the trainee and career advancement committee and president of Women in Thyroidology. She also serves on the NCCN Neuroendocrine and Adrenal Tumor and Thyroid Cancer Guidelines committees.

As of August 2021, Dr. Goldner reported the following external relationships:

Funding for clinical trial expenses, salary support and staff, paid to University of Nebraska Medical center, from the following company:

  • Roche, serving at the site Principal Investigator.

Dr. Goldner serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • The Endocrine Society, Board Member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • American Thyroid Association, Committee Chair, without compensation.

Ann Marie Hasse, RN, BSN, CDE

AnnMarie Haase

Ms. Hasse has been a nurse for 31 years. She has been a Certified Diabetes and Educational Specialist (CDCES) for 20 years. As a CDCES, she has worked with people with diabetes in the inpatient , outpatient, and community settings. Since 2018, she is the Inpatient Diabetes Educator at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She has assisted several hospitals within Northwell Health to achieve certification for Inpatient Diabetes Management from The Joint Commission.

Ms. Hasse is a member of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (ADCES). As a CDCES, her experience has included trying to improve transition of care within Northwell Health and within ACDES, Community of Interest groups. Ms. Hasse is also the co-Chair of the Diabetes Best Practice Work Group in Northwell Health, which works on creating policies, protocols, and order sets to improve the care and safety of those living with diabetes in the hospital. She is an abstract reviewer for The Journal of Patient Experience. In 2018, she also became a board certified Nurse Coach and board certified Holistic Nurse. In 2021, she became a member on the American Board of Internal Medicine for Endocrinology.

Ms. Hasse received her bachelor's degree from Molloy College and her master's degree in nursing education from Regis University.

As of July 2021, Dr. Haase reported no ongoing external relationships.

Alyson K. Myers, MD

Alyson K. Myers, MDDr. Myers is a Clinical Educator and the Medical Director of Inpatient Diabetes at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. She is also an Assistant Professor at the David and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. From 2015-2017, Dr. Myers was accepted as an Empire Clinical Research Investigators Program fellow.

Dr. Myers is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Board. She is an active member of the Endocrine Society as an abstract reviewer, former member of the Clinical Affairs Core Committee, CME course reviewer and a three-time presenter for the Early Career Forum. In 2019 she was honored as Top Doctor by Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized (Power) and awarded the Salzman Award in Quality.

Dr. Myers attended the University of Virginia where she majored in French and minored in chemistry. She attended State University of New York Downstate for medical school, where she was the four-year recipient of the President's Award Scholarship. She completed a five-year combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. During her fourth year, she served as chief resident. In 2012, she completed an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. During fellowship, she received a T32 training grant in the area of mood disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Madhukar Trivedi.

As of June 2022, Dr. Myers reported the following external relationships:

Grant funding from non-profit healthcare-related organizations for salary support, paid to North Shore University Hospital, from the following organizations:

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, for serving as a consultant.

Raul Ruiz, MD

Dr. Ruiz is an Endocrinologist at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medical Sciences. He is certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He has a clinical practice of general endocrinology with a particular focus on thyroid disease and thyroid malignancies.

He has multiple leadership roles such as being the Chair of the Endocrinology Department at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is also a member of the Physician Executive Council at Sanford Health as well as the Chair of Care Monitoring at Sanford Health. He is the current president of the Midwest Endocrinology Society (previously American Association of Clinical Endocrinology Minnesota/Midwest Chapter). He is a Fellow of the American Colleague of Physicians and an active member of the Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

Dr. Ruiz earned his medical degree at the University of Monterrey in Mexico. He completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

As of May 2022, Dr. Ruiz reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Ruiz serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Midwest Endocrinology Society (AACE) - Vice President, without compensation.

Mara Schwartz, RN, CDCES, BSN

Ms. Schwartz has been a nurse for 14 years. She has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) for 9 years. As a CDCES, she has worked with people with diabetes in research, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Since 2016, she is the Diabetes Education Program Coordinator at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina. She also assisted in starting the Mobile Diabetes Clinic at Self Regional Healthcare. Previously, she worked at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes in Aurora, Colorado.

Ms. Schwartz is a member of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (ADCES) and the American Diabetes Association. She is the Advocacy Chair for the South Carolina ADCES Coordinating Body. As a CDCES, her experience includes trying to improve diabetes management and quality of life for people living with diabetes, and integrating diabetes technology into patient care to reduce the burden of diabetes management.

Ms. Schwartz received her bachelor's degrees from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and the University of Colorado College of Nursing in Aurora, Colorado.

As of October 2021, Ms. Schwartz reported the following external relationships:

Ms. Schwartz serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, South Carolina Advocacy Chair, without compensation.

Christine Twining, MD

Christine Twining, MDDr. Twining is a board-certified endocrinologist and Medical Director at the Maine Medical Partners Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes, a group of eight endocrinologists in Scarborough, Maine. She practices general endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disease, metabolic bone disease and transitional care. Additionally, Dr. Twining is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine and enjoys teaching Tufts medical students and residents at Maine Medical Center, where she also serves as an advisor to internal medicine-pediatrics residents.

She has been a member of the board of directors for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) since 2015. She served as AACE's representative to the Young Physicians Section of the AMA from 2010-2015 and served as the Fellow-in-Training Representative to the Board of Directors in 2007-2008. Dr. Twining served on the board of the New England Chapter of AACE and was its president in 2013-2014. She has served on many AACE committees, including Endocrine Training Support, Socioeconomics, Chapters, Membership, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Endocrine University and the Task Force on Women in Endocrinology, among others. Currently, she is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Board.

Dr. Twining has an artium baccalaureus degree from Harvard College and graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Yale followed by an endocrinology fellowship at the University of South Carolina.

As of April  2022, Dr. Twining reported no ongoing external relationships.