Self-Assessment Faculty

Alan Dalton Alan C. Dalkin, MD, (chair) attended the University of Michigan for college and medical school  before pursuing a residency in internal medicine at The University  of  Chicago. He completed a fellowship in endocrinology and  metabolism at  the University of Michigan before joining the  faculty at the  University  of Virginia where he is professor of  medicine. He is  currently the  program director for the fellowship  training program,  as well as the  interim chief for the Division  of Endocrinology and  Metabolism. He is  an expert in the area of calcium metabolism and  bone disease and has  published and spoken  in this field for many  years. He is listed in America’s Top Doctors as well as Best Doctors in America.  He has served in a number of leadership positions in education: president of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology  and  Metabolism, councilor of the Association of Specialty  Professors,  and  member of The Endocrine Society’s Self-Assessment  Committee.

Shehzad S. Basaria, MD, is associate professor of medicine and director of Men's Health, Aging & Metabolism at Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School. Dr. Basaria’s research  interests include treatment outcomes of late-onset hypogonadism,  cardiometabolic complications of androgen-deprivation therapy in men  with prostate cancer, and the effects of testosterone  replacement on  pain sensitivity and pain perception in men with  hypogonadism.

Collazo-Clavell Maria L. Collazo-Clavell, MD, is an associate professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She  is a graduate of the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto  Rico.  She completed her internal medicine and endocrinology training at  the  Mayo Clinic Graduate School in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Collazo-Clavell’s clinical interests include the evaluation  and  management of nutrition and metabolic disorders. She is chair  of the  Outpatient Nutrition Core Group at the Mayo Clinic in  Rochester,  Minnesota. Dr. Collazo-Clavell’s research interests  focus on outcomes  of medical and surgical management of medically  complicated obesity.

Findling James W. Findling, MD, is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his postdoctoral fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of California-San Francisco. He started the Endocrine-Diabetes Center at St. Luke's Medical Center in 1987 and joined the full-time faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008. He has authored more than 100 publications and book chapters and is considered an expert on clinical disorders of pituitary and adrenal function. He has served as visiting professor at many institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Texas-Southwestern, University of Colorado, University of Nebraska, University of Pittsburgh, and the Cleveland Clinic.

Pam Freda
Pamela U. Freda, MD, is associate professor of medicine at the College of Physicians and  Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. She is the clinical  director of the Neuroendocrine Unit at Columbia. Dr. Freda's research  focuses on clinical and translational investigations of patients with  pituitary tumors, in particular acromegaly.


Jennifer Green, MD, is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition at Duke University; is a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute; and has served as chief of the Endocrinology Section at the Durham VA medical center since 2003. She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Virginia, her internal medicine residency at the University of North Carolina, and her endocrinology fellowship at Duke University. She is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology. Dr. Green’s clinical and research interests focus on strategies to predict, prevent, and treat diabetes mellitus. In particular, she is interested in the effects of various interventions to modify glycemic control, lipids, or blood pressure on cardiovascular and other diabetes-related complications.



Shubhada Jagasia, MD, MMHC, is associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She attended medical school at the Seth G. S. Medical College in Mumbai, India. After completing her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she joined the faculty there. She is currently the medical director of a large multispecialty endocrinology practice, in addition to directing the gestational diabetes program at Vanderbilt. Her research interests focus on gestational diabetes and posttransplant diabetes. In addition to being a member of The Endocrine Society’s Self-Assessment Committee, she also serves on the Prevention Committee of the American Diabetes Association.

Kirk Susan E. Kirk, MD, is associate professor in internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia Health System, where she also serves as the designated institutional official and associate dean for Graduate Medical Education. She is a graduate of Douglass College and Rutgers Medical School. She completed her internship and residency, and was chief resident in internal medicine, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. At the University of Virginia, she completed an endocrinology fellowship and is currently board certified in endocrinology. Her area of clinical expertise is in type 1 diabetes mellitus and other endocrine disorders of pregnancy. She is codirector of the High-Risk Medical Obstetrics Clinic. As associate dean for Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Kirk oversees 69 ACGME-accredited and 33 nonaccredited medical programs at her institution in addition to programs in pharmacy, chaplaincy, dentistry, radiation physics, and clinical psychology. There are currently more than 780 graduate medical trainees at the University of Virginia.

Susan Mandel Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH, is professor of medicine and radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Endocrine Fellowship Program. She serves as the associate chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Harvard College, she received her MD degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, where she also completed her internal medicine residency. She received her fellowship training in endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mandel is a member of The Endocrine Society where she has served on Council, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association. She is a past president of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Her research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules and as surveillance for those with thyroid cancer and thyroid disease during pregnancy. She has been invited to lecture both throughout the United States and internationally on these topics. Dr. Mandel has served on the writing groups for both the American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer and The Endocrine Society Guideline for the Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy. Dr. Mandel directs the Introductory and Advanced Ultrasound Workshops for The Endocrine Society. She has won prestigious awards for her education and clinical research accomplishments, including the 2011 Endocrine Society’s laureate Distinguished Educator Award, the 2012 H. Jack Baskin Educator Award of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the George Murray Lectureship Award from the British Thyroid Association. She has authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA, as well as articles in endocrine and radiology journals.

Tannock Dr. Lisa Tannock, MD, is chief of the Division of Endocrinology at the University of  Kentucky and the associate director of the Barnstable Brown Kentucky  Diabetes and Obesity Center. She is a staff physician at the  Lexington  KY VA Medical Center. Dr. Tannock completed a residency  in internal  medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada, then a fellowship in  endocrinology at the University of Washington. She was  recruited to  the  University of Kentucky in January 2004. In  addition to her  academic responsibilities, she is an associate  editor for the  journals Atherosclerosis and Postgraduate Medicine.  Dr. Tannock specializes in the treatment of patients with  metabolic  syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemias. Her  National Institutes of Health and Veterans Administration–funded  research aims to understand the mechanisms underlying the  development of  atherosclerosis and diabetic nephropathy, with a  specific focus on the  role of proteoglycans in mediating lipid  retention.

Adrian Vella, MD, is professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He graduated from the  University of Malta and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic  Rochester,  completing his residency and fellowship there before  joining the  faculty  in 2001. His research interests are incretin  physiology and  the  pathophysiology of prediabetes.

Corrine K. Welt, MD, attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York and then completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she joined the faculty. Dr. Welt is currently an assistant professor of medicine in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Her clinical research interests are reproductive disorders resulting in anovulation, including premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovary syndrome, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. She is currently working on the genetics of female reproductive disorders.


Young Abbie L. Young, MS, CGC, ELS(D), is a medical writer and editor. She received her MS degree in genetic  counseling in 2002 from the University of Minnesota and is a  board-certified genetic counselor. She earned her Certificate in  Medical Writing and Editing in 2007 from The University of Chicago,  and  she became a board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences in  2008. Ms. Young specializes in manuscript editing, editing  educational  content  for physicians, and developing patient  education materials.  Her  previous work as a genetic counselor in  the Molecular Genetics  Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic and in the  Newborn Screening Program  at  the Minnesota Department of Health  has provided a broad  foundation in  medicine and public health.

Previous Faculty

Andrew J. Ahmann, MD: ESAP™2011; ESAP™ MOC 2011; ESAP™2012; ESAP™ MOC 2012

Sarah L. Berga, MD: ESAP™2011; ESAP™ MOC 2011
Jan M. Bruder, MD: ESAP™2011; ESAP™ MOC 2011; Bone/ Calcium MOC                       
David A. D’Alessio, MD: ESAP™2011; ESAP™ MOC 2011; ESAP™2012; ESAP™ MOC 2012

Paul J. Davis, MD: ESAP™2011; ESAP™ MOC 2011; ESAP™2012; ESAP™ MOC 2012

William F. Young, Jr, MD, MSc: ESAP™2011; ESAP™ MOC 2011; ESAP™2012; ESAP™ MOC 2012; Adrenal MOC; Lipid-Obesity MOC; Pituitary MOC