Boston, Massachusetts (PressExposure) October 22, 2009 -- Joins the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension and the Dept. of Neurosurgery
Whitney W. Woodmansee, MD, has been named the Director of the Clinical Neuroendocrine Program in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension and the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Woodmansee as a new integral member of our Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center. Her experience, skills and enthusiasm make her a wonderful complement to our current faculty," said Edward R. Laws, MD, Director of the Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center at BWH.
Dr. Woodmansee joins Drs. Ursula B. Kaiser and Edward R. Laws and their support staff in a multidisciplinary setting designed to diagnose and treat patients with pituitary and allied disorders. Her research contributions have focused on somatostatin receptor biology and physiology, metabolic derangements in thyroid disease, regulation of thyrotrope function, and hypopituitarism.
Woodmansee received her Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology and Master's degree in Behavioral Neurosciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her M.D., postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Endocrinology were obtained at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, the latter under the leadership of Dr. E. C. "Chip" Ridgway. She is Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Prior academic positions include Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. Woodmansee was a founding member of the Pituitary Center there, highly regarded as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, and Pituitary Society, among others.