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News, Honors, and Awards

Dr. Agosto Slagado, new to the Endocrinology team


Dr. Sarimar Agosto Salgado joins the Division of Endocrinology as an Assistant Professor.  Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Agosto completed Endocrinology fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where she continued practicing as board certified endocrinologist at University Health System clinics including being adjunct assistant medicine professor at UT San Antonio and active member of the University Health System Commission on Cancer Committee. Dr. Agosto is an oncologic endocrinologist specialized in the management of all stages of thyroid cancer, hereditary endocrine neoplasia disorders, pituitary tumors, adrenal tumors, pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma syndromes & endocrine complications of cancer therapies.

Welcome to the team, Dr. Vora


Dr. Amy Vora is originally from Arkansas and received her internal medicine training at the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Due to her interest in managing challenging endocrine diagnoses and helping a growing population of patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, she completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She has an interest in Type 1 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and Reproductive Endocrine Disorders. Dr. Vora’s interests outside of medicine include running, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Mcfadden recently receives funding from Damon Runyon


Dr. David McFadden receives funding from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for "Identifying metabolic vulnerabilities in Hürthle cell carcinoma"

Dr. Lingvay promoted to Professor


Dr. Ildiko Lingvay has been promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Pascual has secondary appointments in Clinical Sciences. Her research focus is on Metabolic Syndromes, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Dr. Almandoz 2018 LEAD Participant


Jamie Almandoz, M.D. – 2018 Leadership in Emerging Academic Departments (LEAD) Program participant – "Weight Wellness Shared Medical Appointments: Sharing Visits and Success"

Dr. Esparza joins the Endocrinology team


Dr. Maria Esparza is originally from Chicago but grew up in Mexico. She received her medical training at Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes and graduated with honors. She completed her internal medicine training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Esparza pursued her fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at UTSW. During her fellowship, she participated in lipid research and her passion for education and clinical research led her to stay as faculty at UTSW. 

Dr. Bickel awarded NIDDK grant


The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases awarded Dr. Perry Bickel a grant for the study of "Perilipin 5 in the Regulation of Adipose Tissue Function."

Dr. Mirfakhraee awarded for Clinical Training


Dr. Sasan Mirfakhraee receives the Daniel W. Foster Excellence in Clinical Training Award.

Dr. Raskin awarded by NIDDK for D2d


Dr. Philip Raskin holder of the Clifton and Betsy Robinson Chair in Biomedical Research was awarded an NIH-National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant for his studies of Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d).

Towler receives funding for TARDIS Program


Dr. Dwight Towler, Vice Chair for Research in Internal Medicine receives support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for a new Physician Scientist training program titled "Training Resident Doctors as Innovators in Science (TARDIS)"