Yehuda Handelsman, MD, is an endocrinologist in solo private practice in Tarzana, California, where he developed and successfully utilizes a unique, multiple intervention, approach to preventing cardiovascular disease in the high risk patient. He is Medical Director of the Metabolic Institute of America", Principal Investigator, of the clinical research division of the Institute and clinical investigator at the Westside Arthritis & Metabolism Center. He is Senior Scientific Consultant for the Metabolic Endocrine Education Foundation. Dr Handelsman is Chair and founder of the International Committee for Insulin Resistance; and Chair and Program Director of the Annual World Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome. Dr. Handelsman is secretary and executive board member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE), where he has been a national board member since 2002 and served as a trustee of the American College of Endocrinology for 2 years. Currently he serves on AACE's National Lipids Guidelines Task Force, Diabetes road map task force, task force to create standards for insulin pumps and the American College of Endocrinology task force on the Prevention of Diabetes where he chairs a symposium on macro and microvascular risks in pre-diabetes. He has been a member of the 2007 Diabetes Guidelines Revision Committee, and a reviewer for the HTN guideline. Additionally he serves as associate Editor, "Journal of Diabetes" an International peer reviewed journal, based in China, devoted to diabetes research, therapeutics, and education and he is on the editorial board of "Clinical Endocrine News".
Dr. Handelsman is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California. A Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and the American College of Physicians, he earned his doctor of medicine degree from Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed a subsequent internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Infirmary Beekman Downtown Hospital under the auspices of New York University. His fellowship in diabetes and endocrinology was conducted at the University of Southern California Medical School in Los Angeles
A member of such professional organizations as AACE, the American Diabetes Association, National Lipid Association, American Thyroid Association, Academy of Thyrodologists, Los Angeles and California Medical Associations and the American Medical Association, among others. Dr. Handelsman is a frequent lecturer on both the national and international levels on such metabolic topics of interest as diabetes, hypertension, lipids disorders, insulin resistance, metabolic syndromes and prevention of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and osteoporosis.
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