Florence Comite, M.D.’76, recognized for hormone research
Florence Comite, M.D.’76, was honored in November as the seventh recipient of the Alan P. Mintz, MD Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. The Age Management Medicine Group presents this award annually to a physician who exemplifies Mintz’s vision of clinical excellence in patient care, healthy living, quality of life and entrepreneurship. After graduating from medical school and completing her residency Comite completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology that included the study of hormones throughout life in men and women at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH. She then returned to Yale to teach on the faculty for 25 years, and was appointed associate professor in three departments in 1992. Comite is known for her work in clinical hormone research, and as the founder of Women’s Health at Yale in the early 1990s. She has been published extensively in scientific peer-reviewed literature including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association; and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Comite is one of the foremost authorities on healthy aging and has dedicated her efforts to extending the health span for individuals utilizing the emerging field of precision medicine for age management.
Comite’s recently released book: Keep It Up: The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life. Comite has a private practice in New York City.
This article was submitted by Tiffany Pleshette Penn on December 11, 2013.