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Publish Date: 06/11/02
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UC Physician Elected President of National Organization

Cincinnati--Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACE, professor of medicine, University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, was elected president of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) at the 11th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Watts is director of the University of Cincinnati Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Dr. Watts received his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, completed a medical internship at Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital, a residency in internal medicine at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and a fellowship in endocrinology at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He practiced clinical endocrinology in his hometown of Asheville, NC from 1972-1983 and was on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. from 1983-2001. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and the subspecialty of endocrinology and metabolism.

His major research interest is in osteoporosis, particularly the study of therapeutic agents and tests for diagnosis and monitoring. He also serves as president of the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and is active in several other professional societies including the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the International Osteoporosis Foundation, and the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Dr. Watts has contributed to more than 50 books and book chapters and more than 200 abstracts and articles in such journals as Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, Bone and Archives of Internal Medicine. He has served as associate editor of Endocrine Practice and Diabetes, on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Densitometry, and is a reviewer for numerous medical journals. He is listed in The Best Doctors in America and America's Top Doctors.

The mission of ACE is to provide and promote education, research and communication in the art and science of clinical endocrinology and to provide appropriate recognition of advances and achievements relating to clinical endocrinology. The ACE fellowship (FACE) and masters (MACE) programs recognize the distinction and professional achievements in the field of clinical endocrinology. AACE is an international professional medical association with over 4,000 members throughout the United States and 74 foreign countries. Endocrinologists have specialized training and expertise in the treatment of endocrine diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary and calcium disorders, including osteoporosis, cholesterol, nutritional and weight disorders.

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