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Editor(s): Westman, Eric C.; Leung, Angela M.

Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity: October 2020 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p vii
doi: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000573
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Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes was launched in 1994, with Obesity added to the title in 2007. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The fields of endocrinology and diabetes are divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.


Eric C. Westman

Eric C. Westman

Dr Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, USA, and is Director of the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Westman and Dr William S. Yancy Jr. performed the initial clinical trials on the low carbohydrate ketogenic diet--their first clinical study was published in 2002. After years of clinical diet research, they founded the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic in 2006, and have treated thousands of patients in a university-based private practice within the insurance-pay system. Dr Westman teaches students and residents, and is course director of a fourth year elective on the Medical Management of Obesity for Duke medical students.

Dr Westman is Past-President and Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association, the largest group of obesity medicine specialists in the world. He is editor of the textbook: Obesity: Evaluation & Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity. He is co-founder of Adapt Your Life, an education and product company based on low carbohydrate concepts.

Angela M. Leung

Angela M. Leung

Angela M. Leung, MD, MSc is Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, USA. Dr Leung received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College, USA, and obtained her MD from the Boston University School of Medicine, USA and MSc from the Boston University School of Public Health, USA. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency and endocrinology fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, USA. Dr Leung serves on the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Thyroidology, one of the journals of the ATA. She is past Chair of the Public Health Committee of the American Thyroid Association, and she serves on several editorial boards, including Endocrine Practice, Clinical Endocrinology, and the Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology. Her research work has appeared in several leading endocrine and thyroid journals and in Werner & Ingbar's The Thyroid. Her research interests include iodine nutrition, environmental thyroid disruptors, and maternal-child thyroid health.

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