News Articles October 2021


Stanford Neurosurgeon Removes Tricky Pituitary Tumor

ali juanIn August, Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda was able to help a young man from Lebanon named Ali Daoud. The surgeon removed a tumor that had recurred despite two surgeries in Beirut. The tumor was hiding in the cavernous sinus, an area that Dr. Fernandez-Miranda has studied for many years. Read more:

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Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda and patient Ali Daoud. Photo courtesy of the Daoud family.

Pituitary Story: Dealing With the Trauma of a Pituitary Tumor

Pituitary patient Paris Dancy recounts the emotional trauma he suffered before and after his diagnosis with a pituitary tumor. It’s part of his “Surviving and Thriving” column for Cushing’s Disease News. Read more here:

Researchers Look at the Role of Gene Splicing in Hyperthyroidism

A blog from the University of Michigan looks into the work of geneticists there – who are investigating gene splicing defects and their possible role in hormone deficiencies and hypothyroidism. Read more:

Longtime PNA Member Dr. Shlomo Melmed Wins Transatlantic Alliance Award

The PNA would like to congratulate longtime member Dr. Shlomo Melmed, on winning the first-ever Transatlantic Alliance Award. The award is the first time the Endocrine Society and the European Society of Endocrinology have collaborated to honor a worldwide leader in the field. Dr. Melmed is executive vice president of Academic Affairs, dean of the Medical Faculty and distinguished professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Melmed will be a featured speaker at the European Congress of Endocrinology in May 2022 in Milan. He will also speak at ENDO 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia in June.

Pituitary Story: Life after Pituitary Hemorrhage

A story on tells the story of 42-year-old Jo Hutchinson from the U.K., who suffered a hemorrhage of a tumor on her pituitary at age 16. She had most of her pituitary gland surgically removed, which led to a series of ongoing challenges. Read more:



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