Ask the Experts: Endocrinology

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    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Diabetes
    • endocrinology
    Endocrinologist at Virginia Mason, balancing my passion for baking and cooking with my knowledge of diabetes
    Endocrinologist at Virginia Mason, balancing my passion for baking and cooking with my knowledge of diabetes

    I am an endocrinologist at Virginia Mason with strong interests in general endocrinology, medical education, healthy policy, and quality improvement. I love all facets of endocrinology: the feedback loops, the evolving landscape of thyroid cancer management, the new innovations in T1 and T2DM, etc, etc, etc. I want to explore how technology can help achieve better health. I am the endocrine specialist for HIV Warmline, and enjoy teaching at every level from medical school students to CME for medical professionals.

    I previously was a clinical endocrinology fellow in the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Cardiovascular Endocrinology Research Group, researching effects of stress on the nervous system; salt on auto-immunity; and genetic variations on the salt-sensitivity of blood pressure. Additionally, I completed a year of the Program for Clinical and Translational Science, the Partners Certificate Course in Health Policy, and the Harvard Business School Value-Based Healthcare Delivery course.

    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Endocrinologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, PD for its endocrine fellowship program
    Endocrinologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, PD for its endocrine fellowship program
    • Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    I am an endocrinologist and educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. I am a core faculty in the HMS endocrine course; the program director for the endocrinology fellowship program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and also involved in several continuing medical education courses.

    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

     

    Michael S. Irwig, MD, F.A.C.E., is a board-certified endocrinologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Previously he was a Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine.

     

    Dr. Irwig is a general endocrinologist with a particular interest and expertise in androgens and transgender care. His research has focused on men with persistent sexual and non-sexual side effects of finasteride (Propecia), transgender health and men with borderline testosterone levels. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications appearing in multiple journals including JAMA Dermatology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and Nature Reviews Urology. His research findings have been featured in many national and international mainstream publications and broadcast outlets including: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CBS News, MSNBC.com, CNN, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

     

    Dr. Irwig has presented over 100 invited lectures at hospitals, medical schools and conferences across the world on male hypogonadism and transgender health. He is on the editorial board of Endocrine Practice and serves as a reviewer for over 40 peer-reviewed medical journals.

     

    He is the past president of the mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). He serves on national committees for AACE, the Endocrine Society and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

     

    Dr. Irwig received his M.D. degree from Cornell University with honors in research. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia. He was a senior fellow in endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle.

     

    Dr. Irwig does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical companies.