September 23, 2020

UAMS Endocrinology Fellows Selected for American Thyroid Association Committees

The two seniors in the UAMS Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship program have been selected to serve on committees of the American Thyroid Association.

Hooman Motahari

Hooman Motahari, M.D.

Hooman Motahari, M.D., will serve on the Internet and Social Media Communications Committee. Soumya Thumma, M.D., will serve on the Trainee and Career Advancement Committee.

Spyridoula Maraka, M.D., director of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program, serves on the Guidelines and Statements Committee as well as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force for the American Thyroid Association.

“These two Fellows went through a competitive selection process to be named for these roles,” Maraka said. “I’m proud of their service to the profession and the fact that they are honing their leadership skills.”

Soumya Thumma

Soumya Thumma, M.D.

The American Thyroid Association is a global professional medical society with more than 1,700 members from 70 countries around the world.

Motahari earned his medical degree at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Iran and completed residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, New York.

Thumma earned her medical degree at Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in India and completed residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Both served as chief residents at their respective residency programs. They also serve on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the national Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (APDEM).

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is part of the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.

The two-year fellowship program can be tailored toward individual career goals, with a focus on clinical, research or both. For more information, visit the Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship website.