Johns Hopkins University
Residency: Internal Medicine
National Institute of Health
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine
University of North Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Clinical InterestsGeneral internal medicine
Adult diagnosis and management
SpecialtiesInternal Medicine and Endocrinology
Board CertificationInternal Medicine
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