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Dr. Scumpia

Dr. Simone Scumpia, Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE), Fellow of the National Lipid Association (FNLA), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), started Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology in 2002 as an integrated center for comprehensive endocrine care for the Austin community. We specialize in comprehensive hormone assessment and treatment.

Dr. Scumpia came to Austin in 1986. She completed her endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  She also trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and at the University of Alberta, Edmonton and University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Scumpia is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism, internal medicine, and is the first physician in Austin to receive her certification in lipidology (cholesterol science). Before founding Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology in 2002, Dr. Scumpia practiced endocrinology for ten years at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, where she was the director of its obesity treatment center and a member of its board of directors.  Dr. Scumpia has been an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine since 1996, and was the Director of the Endocrinology Division of the Central Texas Medical Foundation from 1994 to 2002. Dr. Scumpia has been the principal or secondary investigator in more than 100 studies in osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, and women’s health.

Dr. Scumpia firmly believes in medically treating her patients just as she would like to be treated. She envisioned a uniquely integrated center for comprehensive endocrine care for the Austin community. She is known as a “medical sleuth” for her precise diagnostic skills (stemming from her diverse background) and prioritizes efficient, straightforward and thorough treatment. She is very involved in the city’s musical and artistic scenes and believes that these fine arts should thrive in a vibrant place like Austin.

Her certifications include: Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.  Dr. Scumpia is a member of the American College of Internal Medicine, American College of Endocrinology, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, National Osteoporosis Foundation, North American Menopause Society, International Society for Clinical Bone Densitometry, Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society, and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Texas for several years and as one of the leaders in her endocrinology and thyroid specialty field.

 

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