I have a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics, as well as an M.D.
In addition to doing a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, as the field was then called, I am one of only a few people to do a separate fellowship specifically in Diabetes. I spent seven years working with the world’s foremost authority on diabetes, Ralph DeFronzo, M.D. I am board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; board eligible in Internal Medicine; certified by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in thyroid ultrasound, ultrasonically-guided biopsy of the thyroid, and radioactive iodine diagnosis and therapy of the thyroid; and experienced with insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. I am extensively published and have been in demand as a speaker.
As president of the Ohio River Valley (now Ohio River Regional) chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, I initiated and lead the expansion from representing Ohio and Kentucky to the inclusion of Indiana, and Pennsylvania–representing 1 out of every 9 endocrinologists in the U.S.
I have worked in a private solo endocrine practice for thirteen years, done general internal medicine as Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer of three prisons for three years, performed medical disability evaluations for the state of Ohio, and worked as an internal medicine locum tenens in a number of positions.
I hope to apply these experiences to bringing a fresh perspective and unique voice to medical topics of interest to you, with entries that are useful to medical professionals, but comprehensible to everyone else.
Myron Shank, M.D., Ph.D.