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Department of Internal Medicine

2014

U.S. News' ranks UC Davis Medical Center programs among the nation's best Ten adult medical specialties recognized nationally; two others noted as high performing

July 15, 2014

UC Davis ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 10 adult medical specialties (see categories and rankings below) and also was designated as high performing in the Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery categories. 

Read the entire story here

2013

September 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

July 2013
UC Davis Medical Center ranks among top 50 U.S. hospitals, first in Sacramento area

July 16, 2013
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!  

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.

March 2013 
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

November 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/ continuous 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 the Loma 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.

September 2012 
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 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 

July 2012
Fellow's Farewell

July 31, 2012

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2012
2012 UC Health System Brochure pdf

March 27, 2012

Endo's Dr. Alison Semrad is featured in the UC Health Community Impact brochure pdf! She talks about Telemedicine and it's benefits.

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

Below is a slideshow of our 38th Annual Diabetes & Endocrinology Symposium, held at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Video: 2012 Diabetes Symposium

 

 

 

 

2011

December 2011
2011 MED-SURG-PATH Awardees

December 15, 2011

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2011
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
July 2011
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.

June 2011 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2011
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 Interdisciplinary 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! 

Royal College

May 10-11, 2011

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

March 2011
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.

 

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.