Terry F. Davies, MD, receives John B. Stanbury Medal from American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association recognizes Terry F. Davies, MD, Professor of Medicine, for his contributions to thyroid autoimmunity research.

 – May 18, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

Terry F. Davies, MD, Florence and Theodore Baumritter Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2010 John B. Stanbury Thyroid Pathophysiology Medal from the American Thyroid Association (ATA). Dr. Davies was recognized by the ATA because of his long-standing commitment and contributions to thyroid autoimmunity research.

"I am proud of how much my colleagues and I have accomplished in my laboratory over the years," said Dr. Davies. "We look forward to continuing to make strides in thyroid disease research, and I am honored to be recognized by the ATA with this award."

In addition to his role at Mount Sinai, Dr. Davies is the Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. He has a distinguished record of significant contributions to endocrine physiology and pathology. The Davies Laboratory is one of the most prominent sites for autoimmune thyroid disease research in the world, as evidenced by his extensive support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers in prominent journals including Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine,  the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on thyroid disease in the areas of immunology and genetics, and in the clinical arena in autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid disease in pregnancy.

Dr. Davies has also been recognized by his peers and his patients as a leading researcher and clinician. He is the current president of the ATA and a member of the American Association of Physicians. The ATA also awarded him the Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Lectureship at its annual meeting in 2002. He was recently chosen by Women's Health as the pre-eminent endocrinologist for women in New York City and has consistently been included in the “Best Doctors” issue of New York Magazine. He has also received Veterans Affairs Merit Awards.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom, Dr. Davies also completed a residency at the University of Newcastle, followed by a residency at the NIH. After leaving the NIH, Dr. Davies joined the staff at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he has been for much of his career.

The ATA is the lead organization in promoting thyroid health and understanding of thyroid biology. ATA members are physicians and scientists who work to enhance the understanding of thyroid physiology and pathophysiology, improve the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases, and promote the education of physicians, patients, and the public about thyroid disorders.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of few medical schools embedded in a hospital in the United States. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institute of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The school received the 2009 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges. 

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital among the nation’s top 20 hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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