2017 Emory Doctors’ Day nominees – Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids

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In honor of National Doctors’ Day (March 30), the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee asked faculty and staff to nominate doctors who demonstrate dedication to improving the health and well-being of our patients and community through the care they provide, the research they conduct, and/or their efforts to teach and inspire young doctors. Congratulations to this year’s Endocrinology nominees (listed below). The Department of Medicine would also like to thank all of our Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids faculty for their commitment to Emory and our patients.

Elizabeth Burgess, Emory Doctors' Day nominee

Elizabeth Burgess, MD

Anne (Elizabeth) Burgess, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • “Dr. Burgess is dedicated to patient care, knowledgeable and capable, and she is an exceptional team player.”
  • “Dr. Burgess is a tireless advocate for patients within a cumbersome medical system. She establishes and maintains an outstanding rapport with her patients and consistently exerts more effort than required to obtain excellent and complete care for her patients.”
  • “All patients think Dr. Burgess is the best doctor. It is not describable, just consistent.”
  • “Dr. Burgess is the colleague everyone goes to first for help or back-up.”
  • “Dr. Burgess sees more patients, more efficiently. If you have to see her for a follow-up, it is a joy.”


Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD – Professor of Medicine; Section Chief, Diabetes and Endocrinology at Grady Health System

  • “Dr. Umpierrez is a great leader running the Diabetes and Endocrinology Division at Grady Health System. He also serves as director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Unit, Atlanta CTSA Clinical Interactions Network, and Clinical Research at the Center for Diabetes and Metabolism at Emory University.”



Vin Tangpricha, MD – Professor of Medicine; Program Director, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids Fellowship Program

  • “Dr. Tangpricha performs groundbreaking research on high-dose vitamin D in health and disease.”
  • “Dr. Tangpricha is a great collaborator across different departments.”
  • “Dr. Tangpricha is a down-to-earth doctor who communicates well with his patients.”


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