Dr. Mandel is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the fellowship program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic. She attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and completed her medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. After finishing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, she was a faculty member at the Brigham prior to moving to the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She is the President-Elect of the Endocrine Society, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association. She is also a past President of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Her research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules, the novel introduction of I-123 imaging in differentiated thyroid cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy. She has been invited to lecture both throughout the United States as well as internationally on these topics. Dr. Mandel has served on the writing groups for both the American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer and the Endocrine Society’s and ATA’s Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy. Dr. Mandel directs the Introductory and Advanced Ultrasound Workshops for the Endocrine Society. She has won prestigious awards for her education and clinical research accomplishments including the 2011 Endocrine Society’s laureate Distinguished Educator Award, the 2012 H. Jack Baskin Educator Award of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the George Murray Lectureship Award from the British Thyroid Association. She has authored papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA, as well as publications in endocrine and radiology journals.
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