Webinar: Parallels and pitfalls of using guidelines in management of Acromegaly
Lewis S. Blevins, Jr., MD
Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders
Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
- Understand the reason behind guidelines in the management of acromegaly
- Recognize the limitations in the use of guidelines in the management of acromegaly
- Learn to effectively communicate with treating physicians about the guidelines, their limitations, and individualization of care
Lewis S Blevins Jr M.D. is the Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a professor of medicine and neurological surgery. He trained at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and held previous faculty positions at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Blevins' main clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with various disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. He has extensive experience in treating patients with acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, prolactinoma, other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, and hypopituitarism. He also has extensive experience in the management of patients with growth hormone deficiency. He has edited several textbooks on pituitary tumors including a book on Cushing syndrome and another on medical decision making and neuroendocrinology. His current research interests include outcomes measures in patients with various pituitary disorders. When not engaged in the practice of medicine and other scholarly activities he spends his time sailing, painting landscapes and portraits and oil, and playing and performing music on the bagpipes of Great Britain, Scotland, and Ireland.