As the director of the endocrinology division at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Margarita Ramirez-Vick demonstrates an expertise in treating disorders of the endocrine system. Backed by nearly three decades of professional experience, she is well-versed in the treatment of a variety of prominent diseases including, but not limited to, hypothyroidism, diabetes, disorders of menopause, PMS, andropause, pituitary disorders such as growth hormone deficiency, and adrenal disorders such as Cushing’s disease or Addison’s disease. Today, Dr. Ramirez-Vick excels in both clinical and academic roles at the University of Puerto Rico. Her storied history at the school dates back to 1992, when she began working as a clinical instructor of internal medicine service. In addition to her role as director and chief of endocrinology, she is a professor of internal medicine, member of the credential committee for the internal medicine department, program director of the school’s endocrinology training fellowship program, and a coordinator for third-year medical students in the Mechanisms of Diseases course.
Dr. Ramirez-Vick comes from a family of physicians, which is why she chose to enter the medical profession; she has been interested in medicine since she was young. During her studies, she grew fond of the medical specialty of endocrinology. “It has been very rewarding for me to help patients both globally and locally,” she explains, adding that she has transitioned into an academic role in recent years in an effort to take hold of the educational needs and innovation required to run a successful and challenging fellowship program. Dr. Ramirez-Vick loves academia and feels that she is able to make a great impact on her industry by mentoring the next generation of endocrinologists.
Dr. Ramirez-Vick holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism before establishing her career. Today, she holds a Puerto Rico State Medical License, as well as a certification in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In addition to her work at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Ramirez-Vick has given back to her professional community through various civic projects and participation in industry organizations. She is a member of the International Society of Densitometry, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Puerto Rican Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology, the American Diabetes Association, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
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