Congratulations to our very own Mark Perloe, M.D., from SGF Atlanta, formerly Georgia Reproductive Specialists, who was recently honored with the 2017 Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award at the fifth annual Southern Regional PCOS Awareness Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to advocacy and public policy efforts that expand access to resources and support for women and girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the most neglected, underfunded, and underdiagnosed areas of health.
PCOS is one of the leading causes of female infertility. It is caused by hormonal imbalances that curtail or prevent ovulation—the body’s process of producing and releasing eggs from the ovary. Essentially, women with PCOS have an inappropriate production of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) that results in limited egg development and an increase in testosterone and other typically male hormones (androgens). Women with PCOS also have abnormal insulin metabolism, which worsens with anovulation (no ovulation), increases androgens, and can lead to obesity.
“Dr. Perloe is one of the country’s leading physician-advocates for women and girls with PCOS and a shining example for other healthcare providers. He has been our champion and a true supporter since PCOS Challenge expanded to Atlanta,” says Sasha Ottey, PCOS Challenge Executive Director.
“I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with women and girls with PCOS throughout my career, as well as many people and organizations who have worked equally hard or harder to raise awareness within the community. I am deeply honored to receive this recognition and share this award with all of the men and women who advocate on behalf of those with PCOS. I look forward to continuing our efforts on behalf of those affected by PCOS to help them achieve a better quality of life and, for many, to help them conceive,” remarks Dr. Perloe.
In addition to being honored with the 2017 Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award, Dr. Perloe was also voted top Reproductive Endocrinologist in Georgia by HealthTap, a global health practice that provides immediate access to top doctors via video, text, or audio. This award recognizes Dr. Perloe for providing help and resources to engaged users on the app and represents the highest distinction for his area of expertise.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Perloe or any of our Reproductive Endocrinologists, please contact our New Patient Center at 404-843-2229 or fill out this brief form.