Meet the 2018 Laureates: Carolyn Becker, MD

Becker, Carolyn (final)

Outstanding Educator Award

Carolyn Becker, MD

Carolyn B. Becker, MD, is a superb clinical endocrinologist who is widely recognized for her longstanding devotion to mentoring and education, her outstanding clinical acumen, and her exceptional teaching skills.

Dr. Becker received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School (HMS), residency training from Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and endocrinology training from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Since then, she has provided outstanding medical care to patients and superb teaching to countless medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing clinicians. She is associate professor of medicine at HMS and was the first “Master Clinician” in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a position that involved extensive teaching of HMS students, BWH medical residents, and endocrine fellows, in addition to maintaining a full-time clinical practice.

Carolyn B. Becker, MD, is a superb clinical endocrinologist who is widely recognized for her longstanding devotion to mentoring and education, her outstanding clinical acumen, and her exceptional teaching skills.

She has received numerous HMS “Excellence in Tutoring” awards and is among the highest-rated lecturers in the Longitudinal Course in Clinical Medicine at HMS. She led the Endocrine Subspecialty Section of the BWH Intensive Review of Internal Medicine course for seven years, which culminated in her being appointed co-director of the entire course. In 2015, Dr. Becker was named a Marshall A. Wolf Master Clinician-Educator at BWH, a role created for exceptional senior clinician-educators committed to the supervision, mentoring, and education of medical residents. In 2016, she was named a Distinguished Clinician at BWH.

Dr. Becker served on the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism from 2001 to 2007, writing examinations for board certification and recertification. As an active member of the Endocrine Society, she has served as the first vice president for physicians-in-practice and has served on many Society committees, including chair of the Clinical Endocrine Update (CEU) Steering Committee and current head

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