Cushing's Syndrome

28 January 2013

Biography

Dr. Blevins' main clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with various disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. He has particular expertise with regards to Cushing's syndrome and has edited a book on the subject. He also has extensive experience in treating patients with acromegaly, prolactinomas, other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, and hypopituitarism. He has extensive experience in the management of patients with growth hormone deficiency. Dr. Blevins is Medical Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF.

His current research interests involve diagnostic testing in patients with hypercortisolism. He is currently evaluating new ways to test for the presence of Cushing's syndrome. He is also interested in clinical predictors of surgical and medical success with regards to the management of patients with different types of pituitary tumors. Some of this work involves collaboration with neuropathologists at UCSF. Dr. Blevins is also involved with industry sponsored trials to evaluate new pharmacologic therapies for patients with pituitary tumors.

Dr. Blevins is also a skilled and accomplished painter. Dr. Blevins' art work can be viewed/purchased via his website:www.CApaintings.com.

Webinar

"Cushing's Syndrome" will address several aspects of Cushing's syndrome including the myriad of presentations, missed diagnoses, misdiagnoses, recommended approach to evaluation and management of patients with suspected Cushing's syndrome, what to do when treatment is unsuccessful, and long-term consequences of the disease and its treatment.

 

  • Lewis Blevins, Jr., MD
    Medical Director, Center for Pituitary Disorders
    University of California, San Francisco

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Biography

Dr. Blevins' main clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with various disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. He has particular expertise with regards to Cushing's syndrome and has edited a book on the subject. He also has extensive experience in treating patients with acromegaly, prolactinomas, other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, and hypopituitarism. He has extensive experience in the management of patients with growth hormone deficiency. Dr. Blevins is Medical Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF.

His current research interests involve diagnostic testing in patients with hypercortisolism. He is currently evaluating new ways to test for the presence of Cushing's syndrome. He is also interested in clinical predictors of surgical and medical success with regards to the management of patients with different types of pituitary tumors. Some of this work involves collaboration with neuropathologists at UCSF. Dr. Blevins is also involved with industry sponsored trials to evaluate new pharmacologic therapies for patients with pituitary tumors.

Dr. Blevins is also a skilled and accomplished painter. Dr. Blevins' art work can be viewed/purchased via his website:www.CApaintings.com.

Webinar

"Cushing's Syndrome" will address several aspects of Cushing's syndrome including the myriad of presentations, missed diagnoses, misdiagnoses, recommended approach to evaluation and management of patients with suspected Cushing's syndrome, what to do when treatment is unsuccessful, and long-term consequences of the disease and its treatment.

 

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