October 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM eastern, Dr. Amir Hamrahian answered our questions about Cushing's, pituitary or adrenal issues and Korlym (mifepristone) in BlogTalkRadio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp/2012/10/01/dr-amir-hamrahian-answers-our-questions

 

You may listen live at the link above.  The episode will be added to the Cushing's Help podcast after the show is over.  Listen to the podcasts by searching for Cushings in the iTunes podcast area or click here: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/cushingshelp-cushie-chats/id350591438

 

Dr. Hamrahian has had patients on Korlym for about 4 years.

 

From Dr. Hamrahian's bio at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?doctorid=3676

 

 

Amir Hamrahian, M.D.

(216) 444-6568

Amir Hamrahian, M.D.

Appointed: 2000

Department:Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Location:Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code F20
9500 Euclid Avenue
ClevelandOH 44195
Appointment:(216) 444-6568
Desk:(216) 445-8538
Fax:(216) 445-1656
Department:Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Location:Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R20
9500 Euclid Avenue
ClevelandOH 44195
Appointment:(216) 444-6568
Desk:(216) 445-8538
Fax:(216) 445-1656
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Amir H. Hamrahian, MD, is a Staff member in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, having accepted that appointment in 2005. Prior to that appointment, he was also a clinical associate there for nearly five years.

His clinical interests include pituitary and adrenal disorders.

Dr. Hamrahian received his medical degree from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and upon graduation was a general practitioner in the provinces of Hamadan and Tehran, Iran. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of North Dakota, Fargo, and an endocrinology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, Cleveland.

In 2003, he received the Teacher of the Year award from Cleveland Clinic's Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Hamrahian speaks three languages -- English, Turkish and Farsi -- and is board-certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, Pituitary Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Endocrinology
Cleveland, OH USA
2000
Residency - University of North Dakota Hospital
Internal Medicine
Fargo, ND USA
1997
Medical School - Hacettepe University School of Medicine
Ankara Turkey
1991

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Specialty Interests

Cushing syndrome, acromegaly, pheochromocytoma, prolactinoma, primary aldosteronism, pituitary disorders, adrenal tumor, adrenocortical carcinoma, MEN syndromes, adrenal disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008

Memberships

  • Pituitary Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Medical Association

Treatment & Services

  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

 

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