Martha L. Elks, M.D., Ph.D, FAPC, FACE 

Professor

Medical Education

Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs

Location: Hugh Gloster Building 100
Phone: 404 752-1881
E-mail: melks@msm.edu

Education

POSTGRADUATE:
John Hopkins University
Residency: Internal Medicine

National Institute of Health
Fellowship: Endocrinology


MEDICAL SCHOOL:
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine


GRADUATE:
University of North Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy


UNDERGRADUATE:
Duke University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Research Interests

Medical education

Diabetes

Obesity

Clinical Interests

General internal medicine

Adult diagnosis and management

Obesity

Diabetes

Thyroid disease

Fatigue

PMS

Hyperlipidemia

Specialties

Internal Medicine and Endocrinology

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Endocrinology

Publications

Elks, M. L.  Manganiello, V. C.  Vaughan, M.  Hormone-sensitive particulate cAMP phosphodiesterase activity in 3T3-Ll adipocytes:  regulation of responsiveness by dexamethasone.  J. Biol. Chem. 258:8588-7, 1983.

Elks, M. L., Sawyer, J. W.  Scripted Oral Examinations of Internal Medicine Students' Clinical Skills with Simulated Patients, Academic Medicine 67:484, 1992.

Elks, M. L.  An open trial of Fluoxetine in pre-menstrual syndrome, Southern Medical Journal86:503-7, 1993.

Elks, M. L., Sawyer, J. W.  A format for scripted patient oral examinations in Internal Medicine, Medical Education27:160-4, 1993.

Elks, M. L., Sawyer, J. W.  Misunderstanding in the classification of Diabetes:  What's in a Name?  Western Journal of Medicine159:44-49, 1993.

Elks, M. L.  Effects of chronic palmitate perifusion on glucose-stimulated insulin release and glucose oxidation by rat islet cells, Endocrinology133:208-214, 1993.

Honors and Awards

2012:Life-Time Achievement Award in Teaching

2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002: Outstanding Teaching Awards from students Morehouse School of Medicine

2009: Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

2007, 2003: Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award Morehouse School of Medicine