Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH
Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH, Director of Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Professor in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, has been elected President-Elect of the Endocrine Society. Dr. Mandel will officially begin her term in April 2017 and will take office as President in 2018.
The Endocrine Society is the largest global membership organization representing professionals from the field of endocrinology including medical doctors, scientists, researchers, and educators. Its mission is to advance excellence in endocrinology and promote its essential and integrative role in scientific discovery, medical practice, and human health.
“Having worked with Susan for nearly 20 years here at Penn, I have seen firsthand her leadership, commitment to education, and clinical and research expertise,” said Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. “Susan has delivered first-class care to her patients year after year and is well established as an international expert in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. She has also been an innovative leader of Penn’s training program for fellows in endocrinology and metabolism.”
Leadership and Research Focus
Dr. Mandel is also Director of the Fellowship Program in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, where she oversees and educates upward of eight clinical and research fellows each year. She serves as Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and is Director—and the creator—of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic at Penn Medicine, which was the second in the country to be established and the first of its kind in the tri-state area. Over the course of her nearly 30-year career, Dr. Mandel established the model for thyroid nodule evaluative services and was one of the first endocrinologists to teach neck ultrasound to endocrine practitioners.
Dr. Mandel’s clinical and research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules, the novel introduction of iodine-123 imaging in differentiated thyroid cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy.
Dr. Mandel received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her master’s in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She began her career as an intern, then resident, at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and she completed a clinical fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where she also served as an Instructor of Medicine. ■