The Endocrine Society recognizes the achievements of endocrine researchers and clinicians for seminal research, meritorious service, leadership and mentorship, innovation, international contributions, public service, translation of science to practice, and lifetime achievement. The awards are presented each year at the society’s annual meeting.
Dr. David Cooper, professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, received the Outstanding Educator Award. This annual award recognizes exceptional achievement as an educator in the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism. Dr. Cooper is an international leader in the thyroid and endocrine community for his work treating Graves’ disease and subclinical thyroid disease, and various aspects of the diagnosis and management of thyroid cancer. He is passionate about teaching the next generation of endocrinologists and leads by example, showing tremendous compassion and care for his patients.
Dr. Mihail Zilbermint, associate professor and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Suburban Hospital, received the Vigersky Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award. This annual award recognizes extraordinary contributions by a practicing endocrinologist to the endocrine and/or medical community. Dr. Zilbermint established the Endocrine Hospitalist and Inpatient Diabetes Management Service at Suburban Hospital, a specialized clinical consultation program designed to promote better glycemic control in hospitalized patients. He was also one of the first to deploy inpatient diabetes telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.