International Excellence in Endocrinology Award
Tasnim Ahsan, MRCP, FRCP, FCPS
Ahsan is the professor emerita at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and the founding dean of the Medicell Institute of Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism in Karachi, Pakistan. She is an internationally renowned clinician and educator who has contributed to the establishment and growth of the field of endocrinology in Pakistan.
Ahsan started the first endocrinology practice in a public sector hospital in Pakistan at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in 1993 and has trained over 100 postgraduate trainee doctors in internal medicine and endocrinology. She is dedicated to expanding access to care and treats a large transgender community at the Medicell Institute. She also is a founding member of the Pakistan Endocrine Society.
How has the Endocrine Society supported your professional development/career journey?
The Guidelines of Endocrine Society have been very valuable in clinical practice and teaching. The Endocrine Society publications (JCEM and ESAP) have been an invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration over the years.
As a Laureate Award recipient, do you have any advice for those just beginning their careers?
Endocrinology involves patiently picking up on subtle historical information, signs, and symptoms. Similarly, interpretation of tests to establish the diagnosis is also a matter of painstaking critical analysis of available data. There is always a constant need to keep yourself updated about emerging evidence in a fast-moving area of research.
About the Award
This International Excellence in Endocrinology Award is presented to an endocrinologist who has made exceptional contributions to the field in geographic areas with underdeveloped resources for hormone health research, education, clinical practice, or administration.