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Local Physician Honored by Peers

August 7, 2012

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE), the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), inducted Ahmad Z. Sheikh, MD, FACE, ECNU, CCD, of Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology as a Fellow during a special ceremony on May 26 at the 20th annual AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia.

Designation as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) means an endocrinologist has achieved a level of training and experience consistent with the high standards established and adopted by the clinical endocrinology specialty.

To be accepted into the College, Sheikh had to be a member in good standing of AACE and meet the qualifications of one of five routes to FACE distinction. He is the only endocrinologist in the area with the FACE designation.

“I appreciate the support I received from the administration at Saint Francis in seeking this distinction,” says Sheikh. “Saint Francis encourages us as physicians to continually excel and further our education in our areas of expertise in order to provide state-of-the-art patient care.”

Approximately 98 endocrinologists from the United States and other countries were inducted during the ceremony. All pledged “to preserve and maintain the highest traditions and precepts of their professional calling.”

AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world, representing more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.

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