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Dr. Walter Futterweit Retiring From Practice
on November 30th

Dear Patient,

After over 50 years of practice, I have made the difficult decision that the time has come to retire on November 30th. It has been an honor to be your doctor. I have valued our interactions tremendously and will always remember them.

After a long search, I have decided to pass my practice on to Drs. Caroline Messer and Minisha Sood. I have chosen this team because their practice style and dedication to patient care most closely resemble my own. Their practice, Fifth Avenue Endocrinology, is located on 89th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. I will be forwarding my phone number to their office and will be transferring my charts there as well. If you request a different disposition for your medical records, please inform Drs. Messer and Sood by calling (212) 828-2900 or by writing a letter addressed to 1080 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1A, New York, NY 10128. Otherwise, they will retain your chart in order to ease your transition of care.

Drs. Messer and Sood are board certified clinical endocrinologists who are also actively engaged in teaching and clinical research. Both have been repeatedly named to Super Doctors® in The New York Times Magazine, Castle Connolly Top Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area. They are both recipients of the Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine Award. Dr. Messer trained at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University. Dr. Sood trained at NYU and completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University.

Although retiring from practice, I will continue to be involved in the medical community, and will be teaching part time at the Endocrine Clinic of the Division of Endocrinology at Mount Sinai Hospital, where I had the privilege of Directorship for 20 years from 1988–2008. My teaching objectives will include discussing patient history and treatment with the endocrine fellows, participating in grand rounds, and hopefully sharing observations and possible publications with the endocrine trainees. I will also continue writing about the latest developments and important data on my favorite subject, namely PCOS!

I hope to make this transition as seamless as possible and will be available to Drs. Messer and Sood should any questions arise. However, I fully endorse their clinical expertise and have the utmost confidence in their abilities.

Thank you to all of my patients, and best wishes!


Dr. Walter Futterweit signature

Walter Futterweit, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Futterweit Honored by the AE-PCOS Society as First Recipient of the
Walter Futterweit, MD Award

Dr. Walter Futterweit receiving 2017 AE-PCOS Award for lifetime contributions

(Left to right) Dr. Enrico Carmina, Dr. Ricardo Azziz and
Dr. Walter Futterweit.

At the AE-PCOS Society 15th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on October 26–29, 2017, Dr. Futterweit was honored as the first recipient of the AE-PCOS Walter Futterweit, MD Award. This special award is given annually to doctors and experts who throughout their life have contributed significantly to the understanding and/or treatment of androgen excess disorders.

Dr. Walter Futterweit receiving 2017 AE-PCOS Award for lifetime contributions

(Left to right) Dr. Anuja Dokras, Dr. Helena Teede, Dr. Walter Futterweit and Dr. Ricardo Azziz.

Dr. Walter Futterweit giving award acceptance speechDr. Walter Futterweit receiving 2017 AE-PCOS Award for lifetime contributions

Dr. Walter Futterweit Receives 2017 AACE Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award

Dr. Walter Futterweit receiving 2017  AACE Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award

On Friday, May 5, 2017, in recognition of his many accomplishments and contributions in the field of clinical endocrinology, Dr. Futterweit was selected by the AACE Reproductive Scientific Committee to receive the 2017 AACE Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award. Dr. Futterweit was presented his award by Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick at the AACE 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Austin, TX.

Dr. Walter Futterweit with Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick, Dr. Pauline Camacho and Dr. Jeffrey Garber at the AACE 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas

(Left to right) Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick, Dr. Pauline Camacho, Dr. Walter Furtterweit and Dr. Jeffrey Garber at the AACE 2017 Annual Meeting

The Annual Walter Futterweit, MD Lecture featuring well-known pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Robert Rosenfield, entitled Current Concepts of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Pathogenesis, held on December 1, 2016, at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York
was a great success!

Health Coach Amy Medling at PCOS DIVA Interviews Dr. Futterweit About Recent PCOS Research, Androgenic Alopecia and More

The Annual Walter Futterweit, MD Lecture with Dr. Sharon Oberfield, Pediatric Endocrinologist will be held on November 12, 2015 at Icahn School of Medicine, Atran Bldg,
4th Floor, NY, NY

13th Annual Meeting of the AE-PCOS Society in Siracusa, Sicily

Dr. Walter Futterweit is Session Chair with Dr. Elisabet Victorin on ADVANCES IN PCOS, October 6, 2015.

Dr. Futterweit Attends AE-PCOS Annual Meeting in Hawaii

12th Annual Meeting of AEPCOS Society, Kauai, Hawaii, October 22–23, 2014

The Annual Walter Futterweit, MD Lecture with Eli Y. Adashi on November 6, 2014

Title: The History of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Trip from the Ovary to the Hypothalamus and Back

(from left to right) Dr. Walter Futterweit, Dr. Eli Adashi, Dr. Yaron Tomer (Chief of Endocrine Division) and Dr. Alice Levine.

Master Clinician Lecture on Alopecia Given by Dr. Futterweit at Icahn School of Medicine on January 30, 2014

Title: Paradox of Alopecia and Telogen Effluvium in PCOS.

View PDF of presentation here.

The Annual Walter Futterweit, MD Lecture with Dr. Andrea Dunaif in November, 2013

(from left to right) Dr. Alice Levine, Dr. Andrea Dunaif and Dr. Walter Futterweit

Dr. Walter Futterweit and Dr. Andrea Dunaif Answering Questions of Attendants at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting.

Joint AACE / AE-PCOS Symposium a Success!

Topic: Gonadal Disorders in Women and Men: Androgen Excess and Deficiency

AACE 22nd Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress Friday, May 3, 2013, Phoenix, AZ

(from left to right) Dr. Ronald S. Swerdlow, Dr. Neil F. Goodman, Dr. Rhoda H. Cobin, Dr. Patricia M. Vuquin, Dr. Walter Futterweit and Dr. Enrico Carmina served as the faculty for the joint symposium.

The first joint symposium to be held between AACE and the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society (AE-PCOS) was a success at this year's Annual Meeting, with great attendance and lectures that covered a broad spectrum including the diagnosis and management of PCOS, cardiometabolic risks, the newest developments regarding genetics, insulin resistance and treatment, and androgen deficiency in males. The symposium was co-chaired by Walter Futterweit, MD, and Neil F. Goodman, MD. Both are renowned experts in the area of androgen excess and deficiency, with Dr. Futterweit serving as President of AE-PCOS from 2011–2012.

Spotlight Article

Judgment, by Dr. Teresa Vettese

Ann Int Med Aug 2012 157:296

This article discusses the need for humanity in all physicians no matter what type of patient they are treating. It is the grail of compassion and being a doctor.

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in PCOS

An educational presentation by Dr. Walter Futterweit

Walter Futterweit, MD, FACP, FACE

Board Certified, Endocrinology

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Standing President, Androgen Excess and PCOS Society

Stephen Gullo, PhD

Dr. Stephen Gullo is a national bestselling author on diet and nutrition, and has been a frequent guest on numerous television shows. His practice has been cited by the New York Times as one of the leading practices in the nation for weight control.

I have known Dr. Gullo for 20 years and have the highest respect for his interrelationship, talent, and positive outlook with patients. For many it has changed their life by changing their lifestyle, and eating habits. His knowledge of PCOS ("What Else Do We Talk About") and nutrition has helped many of my patients as well, and I thank him not only as a colleague but as a dear friend.

Dr. Walter Futterweit

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