Resume

Miguel A. Ariza MD

The Lowell Diabetes & Endocine Center

09/05/00 - 05/16/04 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Doctor od Medicine, 05/2004

09/03/96 -05/21/00 Boston University, Boston, MA

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Classical Civilizations

Bachelor of Arts, "Summa cum Laude", 05/2000

08/1993 - 05/1996

08/1992 - 05/1993

John I. Leonard High School, Lake Worth, FL

 

Miguel A. Ariza MD

The Lowell Diabetes & Endocrine Center

09/05/00 - 05 /16/04 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Doctor of Medicine, 05 /2004

09/03/96 - 05 /21/00 Boston University, Boston, MA

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Classical Civilizations

Bachelor of Arts, “Summa cum Laude”, 05 / 2000

08/1993 - 05/1996

08/1992 - 05/1993

John I. Leonard High School, Lake Worth, FL

St. George’s School, Bogota, Colombia

Post Graduate Education

06/25/04 – 06/24/07 Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Internal Medicine Residency – Primary Care Track

Post- Graduate Honors/Award(s)

- Presenter, abstract: Ethnicity and Sex are predisposing factors for weight gain after treatment of

hyperthyroidism – American Thyroid Association (ATA) 80

 

th Annual Meeting – West Palm Beach, FL (10/09)

- Presenter, clinical vignette, “Debilitating pain in a Somali” - Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

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- National Meeting – Los Angeles, CA (04/06)

- Gold Humanism Honor Society

Medical School Honors/Award(s)

Academic achievement award in Clinical Pathology (07/02)

Memberships in Honorary/Professional Societies

American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Medical Students

Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society: President

1999-2000, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Sigma Iota Classics Honor Society.

Work Experience

07 / 2010 - Endocrinologist – Lowell General Hospital

07 / 2008 - 07 / 2010Endocrinology Fellow – Boston Medical Center

06 / 2007 - 06 / 2008BMC Staff Physician. Chief Medical Resident

06 / 2004 - 06 / 2007Boston Medical Center

Internal Medicine Residency – Primary Care Track

01 / 2004 - 05 / 2004 East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Administrative Intern

Collaborated with chart abstraction for electronic medical record system

07 / 2001 - 09 / 2001 Boston Medical Center Dept. of General Surgery

Research assistant

Developed a research database consisting of patients with Ulcerative Colitis who

underwent total colectomy, mucosal proctectomy, and ileoanal pull-through with

anastomosis.

09 / 1998 - 08 / 2000 Brigham & Women's Hospital - Hematology/Oncology

Research assistant

Worked under direct supervision of Dr. Robert Wise (Longwood Medical

Research Center) and Dr. Gary Gilbert (West Roxbury VA) in the eukaryotic

expression and biochemical analysis of the Factor VIII binding domain of von

Willebrand Factor.

Research Experience

07 / 2008 - Boston Medical Center Dept. of Endocrinology

Co-Investigator, Dr. James Rosenzweig

Development of a culturally-sensitive program and a registry database to

improve Latino Diabetes care at Boston Medical Center

07 / 2008 - 07/2010 Boston Medical Center Dept. of Endocrinology

Drs. Joshua Safer, and Elizabeth Pearce

Factors predisposing to weight change after radioactive iodine treatment for

hyperthyroidism

04 /2006 - 07 /2008 Boston Medical Center Dept. of General Internal Medicine

Research assistant, Dr. Angelo Volandes and Dr. Michael Paasche-Orlow

Patient’s attitudes towards advance care planning in the setting of advanced

dementia

07 / 2001 - 09 / 2001 Boston Medical Center Dept. of General Surgery

Research Assistant, Dr. James Becker and Dr. Brent Fruin

Clinical course and surgical complications of patients with Ulcerative Colitis who

underwent total colectomy, mucosal proctectomy, and ileoanal pull-through with

anastomosis.

02 / 1998 - 08 / 2000 Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Assistant, Dr. Robert Wise and Dr. Gary Gilbert

Eukaryotic expression and biochemical analysis of the Factor VIII binding

domain of von Willebrand Factor.

Volunteer Experience

03 / 2006 - 07 / 2008Boston Medical Center – Minority Recruitment Program

Recruitment of minority medical students and housestaff

01 / 2002 - 04 / 2002 Boston University School of Medicine

Spanish tutor

Taught medical spanish to fellow medical students and faculty. 1hr/wk.

07 / 2001 - 08 / 2001 Sharewood Student Run Clinic Tuft's Medical School

Medical student

Performed history and physical examinations of Chinese-speaking patients

under direct supervision. 4hrs/wk.

10 / 1997 - 09 / 1998 Brigham and Women's Hospital Volunteer Program

Usher, Research assistant.

For the first four months of this program worked as a hospital ambassador

assisting patrons with directions as well as transporting patients to their rooms.

Completed 40 hrs. Thereafter, began volunteer work as a research assistant for

Dr. Robert Wise at the Longwood Medical Research Center (Hematology/

Oncology Division) 10 hrs/wk.

Examinations

07 / 2010 Board Elegible: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Certification (ABIM – 11/10 exam)

07 / 2010 Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound - American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

(AACE) - In process.

03 / 2010 Certified Clinical Densitometrist (International Society for Clinical Densitometry - exp 2015)

08 / 2007 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certified (exp 2017)

Language Fluency (Other than English)

 

 

Other Awards/Accomplishments

Undergraduate education: Graduated summa cum laude, Senior thesis with distinction in Biochemistry

and Molecular Biology (Factor VIII binding site of von Willebrand Factor), Dean's List all eight

consecutive semesters, Award for academic excellence in Biochemistry (2000).

Publications:

- Ariza M, Loken, WM, Pearce EN, and Safer, JD. “Male Sex, African-Aerican race/ethnicity, and

triiodothyronine levels at diagnosis as predictors of weight gain after antithyroid medication and radioiodine

therapy for hyperthyroidism”. Endo Practice. July/August 2010. In press.

- Ariza, M, Vimalananda, VG, and Rosenzweig JL. “The economic consequences of diabetes and

cardiovascular disease in the United States”.

 

Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2010 11:1–10.

- Ariza, M, Lee, S. “Consider metastatic disease to the thyroid in patients with history of cancer”. Endocrine

Today 2010.

- Volandes, AE, Ariza, M et al. “Overcoming educational barriers for advance care planning in latinos with

video images”. J Pallat Med. 2008 Jun:11 (5):700-6.

 

 

Spanish, French

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