Meet the 2019 Laureates: James W. Findling, MD

James Findling

James W. Findling, MD

Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award

James (Jay) Findling has been in clinical endocrinology practice in Milwaukee, Wisc., for over t30 years. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University Medical School, he did his internal medicine training at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and his endocrinology fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). Jay is currently director of Community Endocrinology Services at Froedtert Health and he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at MCW.

Jay has established himself as an internationally recognized expert on Cushing syndrome. As a fellow at UCSF, he introduced inferior petrosal sinus sampling. He later championed the use of late-night salivary cortisol for the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome. Although his national referral practice focuses on patients with pituitary-adrenal disorders, he continues to see patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Despite his busy clinical practice, Jay has been committed to clinical research and the education of others with numerous publications, reviews, and invited lectureships.  He has served on the board of directors of the Southeastern Wisconsin chapters of both the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has been on the executive board of the Cushing Support and Research Foundation since its inception. Jay has served on many Endocrine Society committees including Steering, Nominating, Special Programs, and Self-Assessment (ESAP).

Jay is recognized for his keen clinical instincts, common sense but thorough approach to clinical problems, and his unique sense of humor. He understands the demands confronting endocrinologists in clinical practice diagnosing and managing patients with endocrine disorders.

Jay is recognized for his keen clinical instincts, common sense but thorough approach to clinical problems, and his unique sense of humor. He understands the demands confronting endocrinologists in clinical practice diagnosing and managing patients with endocrine disorders. He acknowledges how much he has learned from his mistakes and his intellectual honesty is appreciated by his patients and his peers. He has a genuine passion for his scholarship, continued learning, and helping patients with complex endocrine disorders — especially those with the Cushing syndrome.

 

Hershel Raff, PhD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

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