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EVERYTHING in Medicine

Malabanan Headshot I am an endocrinologist. More specifically, I am an academic clinician with a long-standing interest in education. I am currently the endocrinology fellowship program director for the combined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Joslin Center program in Boston. My path to endocrinology was not direct but, in retrospect, there had been a thread winding through my...
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Search, Discover, Teach, Repeat

Boa My relationship with endocrinology actually started before I even knew what endocrinology was; in my family, I had many relatives with hormone-related problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. I can still remember asking my mother why she was taking medicine every day. She told me that it was for her thyroid since her...
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Why Endocrinology: A Serendipitous Choice!

Tannock 2013 My path to my beloved career was not straightforward, or as initially planned. In fact, many of my choices have been serendipitous. Starting in high school I realized that I was intrigued and fascinated by science, particularly biology. I went to McGill University for my undergraduate studies, and was fortunate enough to obtain a summer...
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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...