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Why Endocrinology: Our Complex Specialty

selman-geara Medicine influenced me very early on. You might even say prenatally; I was born and raised adjacent to a very old hospital in the Dominican Republic. My childhood was spent playing outside where the groans from the patients were never very far away. I should add that my mother took me to see a “pythoness”...
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Why Endocrinology: Patients Are a Virtue

whyendoadimoolam My decision to pursue endocrinology stems from the patients that I have met throughout my lifetime and the stories that they share. My inspiration also comes from mentors throughout my medical training who have shaped me into the person that I am today. During medical school, I chose to volunteer in a remote village in...
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It All Started with Calcium Metabolism

Baum, Howard approved 10-23-15_jpg When I applied to medical school, I thought I might be a neurologist or a pediatrician. As I moved through my clinical rotations at Johns Hopkins, however, I discovered that — at the time at least — therapeutic options in neurology were limited, and influencing the health of children often depended more on interactions with...