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Dr. Aliya Khan receives hypoparathyroidism award

Published: July 9, 2014
Dr. Aliya Khan receives the International Hypoparathyroidism Award
James Sanders (left), president of the Hypoparathyroidism Association, presents the International Hypoparathyroidism Award to Dr. Aliya Khan.

Dr. Aliya Khan, clinical professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Division of Geriatric Medicine, has received the International Hypoparathyroidism Award from the Hypoparathyroidism Association.

The award recognizes Khan's significant contribution to advancing excellence in research, education and patient care. She was presented with the award at the 8th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism in Sacramento, California on June 6, where she spoke on the latest research developments in the management of hypoparathyroidism and how the information can be applied to maximize medical care and quality of life.

Khan has spoken nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of hypoparathyroidism, has been involved in research into the use of parathyroid hormone for people with hypoparathyroidism and has published extensively on the condition. She co-chaired the International Conference on Hypoparathroidism, developed recommendations for practice for physicians globally and served as the editor for the Handbook of Parathyroid Diseases, one of the most popular textbooks for this condition.

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