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2013

Former Endocrinology Fellow, Rami Mortada, M.D., Makes TV Appearance in Kansas - Part 1

September 9, 2013

Wichita, Kansas - Dr. Rami Mortada, past Endocrine Fellow, was interviewed on Osteoperosis with Eyewitness News This Morning

UC Davis Medical Center ranks among top 50 U.S. hospitals, first in Sacramento area

July 16, 2013Endocrinology & Diabetes
UC Davis Medical Center was ranked among the top 50 U.S. Hospitals, ranked number one in Sacramento, and Endocrinology and Diabetes was one of 12 "high-performing medical specialties" ranked! To see an electronic version of the rankings go here and to read a UCD article with more information on the Medical Center and it's ranking go here

 

U.S. News surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through data for approximately 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties, from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety, and hospital reputation were a few of the factors considered. Only 147 hospitals were nationally ranked in one or more specialties. The Honor Roll features the 18 that scored near the top in at least six specialties.

 

39th Annual UC Davis Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium

March 8-9, 2013
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

Highlights of the symposium:
• Insulin management cases targeted to the experience of the attendees
• Update on hypertriglyceridemia treatment in diabetic patients
• Advances in weight loss management in insulin resistant states
• Update on how to diagnose and manage iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency
• Update on management of thyroid disease during pregnancy
• Update on medical and surgical management of common pituitary pathologies
• Debate: When and how to treat male hypogonadism
• Update on osteoporosis in men

 

 

 

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2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism's Newest Members

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism would like to welcome and introduce its two newest faculty members, Hasmik Arzumanyan, MD, and Sonal Phatak, MD. Dr. Arzumanyan started with the division in September 2012 and Dr. Phatak started in November 2012.  

Dr. Arzumanyan
Hasmik Arzumanyan, MD                                  

Hasmik Arzumanyan, MD is a Board-certified endocrinologist.  She completed her internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital  and  endocrine fellowship at  Stanford University.  She specializes in general endocrinology, including disorders of pituitary, adrenal gland, parathyroid and metabolic bone disease.  She treats whole spectrum of thyroid disorders and performs ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration.  She is particularly interested in seeing patients with pituitary diorders and type I diabetic patients requiring insulin pump therapy/ continous glucose monitoring.  Dr. Arzumanyan practices in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.
Dr. Phatak
Sonal Phatak, MD

Sonal Phatak, MD is a Board-certified endocrinologist.  She completed her internal medicine residency  at theLoma Linda University and  endocrine fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.  She practices general endocrinology, including disorders of pituitary, adrenal gland, parathyroid and metabolic bone disease.  She treats whole spectrum of thyroid disorders and performs ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration.  Dr. Phatak practices in Rocklin and Sacramento.

 The Department of Internal Medicine is recruiting for a faculty position in the Division of Endocrinology   

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, seeks to fill a faculty position in the Professor/Professor In Residence (.75/.25) series at the Associate or Full Professor level.  Appointees to the Professor/Professor In Residence series are required to conduct independent research demarcated by regular publication and external funding, engage in teaching on a regular and significant basis and participate in University and public service.  Additionally, clinical practice in endocrinology, diabetes and/or vascular diseases is required in this position.
Candidates must possess the degree of MD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent, and be board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Candidates must have an established or developing independent research program in the area of diabetes and vascular disease/risk demarcated by significant publications and extramural funding.   Candidate will be expected to advance inter-disciplinary collaboration and translational studies and must have demonstrated interpersonal skills to achieve this goal.  Experience in or the ability to teach fellows, residents, medical and graduate students is required. Patient care experience in endocrinology, diabetes and/or vascular diseases is required.  The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.  

Please share the attached flyer and/or link with friends and colleagues you feel are potential candidates. Thank you very much for your assistance with these recruits. #TR-A150536

For Full Announcement please visit: http://provost.ucdavis.edu/jobs/Jobs.aspx?SchoolID=43 or download the PDF flyer.

 

Fellow's Farewell

We recently said goodbye to one of our Fellows, Dr. Rami Mortada. He accepted a position with the University of Kansas Wichita Endocrinology department. See below for a few photos from his Farewell Dinner.

Video: Farewell dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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38th Annual Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium Photos

March 16-17, 2012
Below is a slideshow of our 38th Annual Diabetes & Endocrinology Symposium, held at the Sacramento Convetion Center.

Video: 2012 Diabetes Symposium

 

 

 

 

38th Annual Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium

March 16-17, 2012
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, Ca

Highlights of the symposium:
• Update on mechanisms of type 2 diabetes and targeting therapy
• PCOS from adolescence to menopause
• Update on work-up and treatment of hyperthyroidism
• Update on bariatric surgery
• Update on medical and surgical treatment for endocrine hypertension
• Debate: treating subclinical hypothyroidism
• Interactive, small group, case discussions on treating hypertriglyeridemia,
  PCOS, combining incretins and insulin, type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus

 

2012 UC Health System Brochure

Endo's Dr. Alison Semrad is featured in the UC Health Community Impact brochure! She talks about Telemedicine and it's benefits. Will will have alink to the brochure shortly.

2011

2011 MED-SURG-PATH Awardees
Congratulations to our Division Chief, Dr. Sidika Karakas, for her award! 

Medicine, Surgery, Pathology Joint Research Flyer

 

 

2011 Endocrinology Holiday Party
December 10, 2011

Video: 2011 Endocrinology Holiday Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halsted appointed 2011-12 holder of the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship
October 13, 2011
The Department of Internal Medicine is proud to announce that Charles Halsted, M.D. of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism has been appointed holder of the 2011-12 Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship at UC Davis, effective October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.  Dr. Halsted will use his award to research epigenetic regulation of the development of alcoholic liver disease. Congratulations to Dr. Halsted!

U.S. News Best Hospitals 2011-2012 Badge © US News

UC Davis Medical Center ranks among top 50 U.S. hospitals, first in Sacramento area
July 19, 2011
UC Davis Medical Center was ranked among the top 50 U.S. Hospitals, ranked number one in Sacramento, and Endocrinology and Diabetes was one of nine "high-performing medical specialties" ranked! This information will be available in the U.S. News Best Hospitals Guidebook which will be available August 30. To see an electronic version of the rankings go here and to read a UCD article with more information on the Medical Center and it's ranking go here.

 

Endocrinology Division Fellow's Brunch
June 18, 2011
The Endo division had a farewell party for its second year fellows, Dr. Brandon Chock and Dr. William Amess. To see a slideshow of photos from the get together, watch the video below.

Video: 2011 Fellow's Brunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utrecht Group International Workshop
May 25-26, 2011
Our Division Chief, Dr. Sidika Karakas, traveled to Utrecht, Holland to attend the Utrecht Group International WorkshopBrandon Chock, M.D.
"Dairy Consumption and Metabolic Syndrome Risk Reduction" .

 

Nursing Recognition Week - Friends of Nursing Awards
May 11, 2011
Endocrinology's Brandon Chock, M.D., CLinical Fellow, was recognized for his work with the Interdiscilinary Experiences Teams. This category was to honor the work from three or more disciplines or departments that had a positive physical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual impact on a patient of patient's family through a single interaction. Congratulations Dr. Chock! See the brochure.

 

Royal College
May 10-11, 2011
Dr. Pamela Prescot recently attended the local Royal College training seminars from May 10th -11th.

 

Administrative Professionals Day
The division recently celebrated Administrative Professionals Day with lunch!

From left: Addie Mueller, Jacqueline Carter, Connie Peters, Magdalena Beltran

 

Endocrine University
March 5-10, 2011
Division Fellows Brandon Chock, M.D. and William Amess, M.D. attended to Endocrine University 2011 in Rochester, MN. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists "Endocrine University® is held once a year and is open only to final year fellows-in-training. The course is held at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and provides fellows with a six-day curriculum, including Meet The Expert Sessions, Thyroid Ultrasound and UGFNA, Bone Density Certification, Practice Management topics, and Insulin Management information. Other than the registration fee, the costs incurred by the fellows is minimal, as ACE provides each fellow with hotel accommodations as well as a travel grant to assist with their air and ground transportation." - https://www.aace.com/meetings

 

The 37th Annual UC Davis Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium
March 4-5, 2011
Sacramento Convention Center

The first combined diabetes and endocrine symposium (co-chaired by Dr. Pamela T. Prescott, Professor and Dr. Sidika E. Karakas, Professor and Chief). The is an annual activity designed for primary care providers, community physicians, family practice, internal medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians, and pharmacists who provide interdisciplinary care. View a slideshow of photos from the event below.

See the brochure

 

Video: 37th Annual Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extending Health to the Underserved
March 2, 2011
Endocrinology's very own Dr. Alison Semrad, D.O., was featured in an exposé regarding the Medical Center's Telemedicine program and how it has made a positive impact on many.
To read more, please follow this link to the main article.