On May 7, 2016 Dr. James Findling gave a presentation on diagnosing Cushing’s Disease and Cushing’s Syndrome for the CSRF.
Dr. Findling has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s. He was instrumental in the development of the salivary cortisol test and served on the task force for the Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines on both the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s.
Dr. Findling is Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his post-doctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California-San Francisco. He started his endocrinology practice at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee in 1982 and he started the Endocrine-Diabetes Center at St. Luke’s in 1987.
Dr. Findling joined the full-time faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008. He has over 100 publications and book chapters and is considered an international expert on clinical disorders of pituitary and adrenal function and was instrumental in establishing the night-time salivary cortisol diagnostic test for Cushing’s. He has served as visiting professor at many institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, University of Kansas, University of Texas-Southwestern, University of Colorado, University of Nebraska, University of Pittsburgh, and the Cleveland Clinic. In February 2013, he was honored in New York as the Lester J. Gabrilove lecturer in Endocrinology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.