Southern Arizona Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System
3601 S. Sixth Ave. Bldg. 2, 4th Floor Conference Room
Tucson AZ 85723
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Didactic Series
SPEAKER: Karen Herbst, MD, PhD.; Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pharmacy and Medical Imaging. She is the Program Director for the TREAT Program. Dr. Herbst trained as an andrologist during her fellowship and maintains an interest in treating testosterone deficiency in men of all ages. Her main interest is adipose tissue disorders (ATD) including painful adipose disorders, Dercum's disease (also a rare disease) and lipedema (as well as lipo-lymphedema), and the rare diseases, Madelung's disease and familial multiple lipomatosis or angiolipomatosis. Her main clinical research strives to improve our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of and treatment options for ATDs, which includes a focus on the lymphatic system as well as natural supplements and nutrition. Her basic science research currently aims to find gene mutations in families with Dercum's disease and lipedema.
TOPIC: "Subcutaneous Adipose TIssue (SAT) Disorders"
SPEAKERS: Dinkar Rupakula, MD and Leopoldo Cobos, MD; Endocrinology Fellows. Together they started a "Weight Management Clinic" and a "Weight Management Class" (Mentor Dr. Merri Pendergrass) in the Diabetes Prevention and Education Center (DPEC) as part of the Healthy Living Program.