PNA Spotlight: Georgiana Dobri, MD

Dr. DobriThis month’s PNA Spotlight focuses on Georgiana Dobri, MD, a member of the PNA and is an Associate Professor of Neuroendocrinology in clinical neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Brain and Spine Center. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. She did a three-year residency in endocrinology in Romania and then completed an internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, then a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. She joined the staff at the Cleveland Clinic and became an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at Case Western Reserve University before joining Weill Cornell. Dr. Dobri kindly answered a few questions from the PNA. Her answers are below.

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Thank You From PNA!

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All of us here at PNA wanted give a heartfelt “Thank you” for all of your 2016 support and donations and we wanted to wish all of our members and readers a very Healthy and Happy New Year! We are very excited to see what 2017 will bring and look forward to an exciting new year in hopes of raising the bar even higher and bringing more new and exciting programs and educational activities to the ever growing world of pituitary patients, their families, and support. We want you to know after “25 Years” in the business of “supporting, advocating for, and educating” our patient base we are still going strong and look forward to many more years of service! We ask you to continue to support us knowing we will be here for you.

Sincerely,

Jackie Hubbard
Executive Director, PNA

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Heartbroken Family Wonders if Hypopituitarism Led to Son’s Suicide

Joanna and Christopher LaneA mother in the U.K. has become an advocate for pituitary awareness – after her 31 year old son ended his own life after battling hypopituitarism. He fell from a tree at age seven and spent a week in a coma. Doctors told the family that the boy developed hypopituitarism as a result of the head injury. He became impotent and suffered from depression and eventually committed suicide. Read their story in the Croydon Advertiser here.

Photo: Joanna Lane and her son Christopher, who passed in 2008. Credit: Croydon Advertiser

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