ACE Yank D. Coble, Jr., MD, Distinguished Service Award

2020 Winner

Donald A. Bergman, MD, MACE

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Donald A. Bergman, MD, FACP, MACE, is in private practice in New York City and board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He has been Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City since 2004 and previously has held other academic positions since 1977. Dr. Bergman has authored several papers and contributed to books including "The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Complete Book of Nutrition." He co-edited the “Power of Prevention Guide to Physical Activity”, which was t published by AACE in the summer of 2006. He is contributing editor of “The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition” published by the American College of Endocrinology.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Jefferson Medical School, Dr. Bergman completed his medical residency and endocrine fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He also completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Bergman was the President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists from 2003 to 2004 and the President of the American College of Endocrinology from 2006 to 2007. He was the President of the Mount Sinai Alumni Association from 2015 to 2017 and the American College of Endocrinology Foundation from 2016 to 2017.

He has served on the AACE Steering Committee, which established the association in 1991. He has also served as Chair of the Clinical Practice, Clinical Symposium, State Chapters, Finance, and Corporate Advisory Board committees, co-chair of two annual meetings, and has served as a member of numerous other committees.

During his presidency he began the Power of Prevention program (now known as EmPower) which encourages people to partner with their physicians in establishing healthy life styles and preventing illness. Part of this program is dedicated to eliminating childhood obesity.

Dr. Bergman’s Quote: “There is a change in the wind. We are entering the era where physicians will spend most of their time preventing illness rather than treating it.”