Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACE, FACP 
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
Medical Director, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
La Jolla, California

Dr. Daniel Einhorn is the President of the American College of Endocrinology and the Past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is the Medical Director of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, President, Diabetes and Endocrine Associates, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. 

Dr. Einhorn received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his internship in medicine and fellowships in endocrinology and in diabetes and metabolism at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

The recipient of numerous awards from medical societies, industry, and community groups, Dr. Einhorn is a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals and a national and international lecturer on diabetes, prediabetes, thyroid, sleep disorders, and clinical guidelines. He is the Editor of Clinics of North America for Type 2 Diabetes, Editor for Type 2 Diabetes in a Time of Pandemic for The Royal Society of Medicine Press, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Diabetes

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be better prepared to:

  • Describe the etiologic causes and pathophysiologic mechanisms of congenital and acquired lipodystrophies
  • Differentially diagnose various types of lipodystrophy based on the degree and pattern of adipose tissue loss, other clinical features, and appropriate laboratory testing
  • Discuss evidence supporting pharmacologic treatment of lipodystrophy and associated metabolic disorders
  • Tailor multimodal therapeutic regimens for lipodystrophy to address pathologic changes in fat distribution and associated metabolic disturbances

Target Audience

This continuing medical education should be of substantial interest to endocrinologists and other health care providers involved in the diagnosis and management of the heterogeneous group of lipodystrophy syndromes.

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The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: Daniel Einhorn, MD

The following SPC member who reviewed content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships: Jeffrey Boord, MD, MPH

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