Ann Marie Straight, M.D.

Biography

Ann M. Straight is a Board-Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist, with an expertise in several areas, including Type 1 diabetes mellitus, childhood obesity, diseases of the pituitary and thyroid in children.

Dr. Straight graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1998. She was direct commissioned into the United States Army at that time. She completed her Pediatric Internship, Residency, and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She served as a staff Pediatric Endocrinologist at Walter Reed until 2005, when she was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center to serve as Assistant Chief and, later, Chief of the Pediatric Endocrinology Department.

In 2011, Dr. Straight transitioned from active duty Army to the Reserves and joined the Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic team. She continues her military career in the Reserves, holding the rank of Colonel and serving as the Deputy Chief of Clinical Services for 7454 Medical Backfill Battalion.

Dr. Straight has been married to her husband Tim for just over twenty years and they are proud parents of two children, Natalie and Timmy.

Education

National Capital Consortium Pediatrics, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in  Bethesda, Maryland – Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship 2001-2004, Residency 1999-2001, & Internship, 1998-1999
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland – Doctor of Medicine, 1994-1998 
Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland – B.A. Psychology, 1986-1990

Licenses

TX State Medical License – active since 2010

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology 

American Board of General Pediatrics 

Fellow of Pediatric Endocrinology

Texas Medical Association Alliance

Bexar County Medical Societ

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Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Medical Advisor to the San Antonio Military Pediatric Wellness Center 

Army Achievement Medal (2)

Army Commendation Medal (5)

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Academic Appointments

Academic Appointments

2009 – Present Ombudsman, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)

2008 – Present Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

2007 – Present Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics

2000– 2008 Instructor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University

2006 – Present Resident Training Officer, SAUSHEC Pediatric Residency Program

2004 – 2005 Pediatric Department Representative WRAMC Institutional Review Board

2004 – 2005 Pediatric Department Representative WRAMC Library Committee

Clinical Appointments

Clinical Appointments

2009 – Present  Medical Advisor to the San Antonio Military Pediatric Wellness Center

Academic Awards

Academic Awards

First Place in Poster Presentation for the Bailey K. Ashford Research Symposium, Department of Clinical Investigation, WRAMC, June 2004

Finalist, Ogden Bruton Award, Seattle, WA, March 2004

Finalist, Bailey K. Ashford Research Award, Department of Clinical Investigation, WRAMC, June 2001

Howard Johnson Research Award, Louisville, KY, March, 2001

Publications

Publications

Aplidine Reduces Growth of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Xenografts and the Expression of Several Angiogenic Genes. Straight A, Oakley K, Moores R, Bauer A, Patel A, Tuttle RM, Jimeno J, and Francis G. Cancer Chemotherapy Pharmacology, 57(12): 7-14, 2006

Thyroid Carcinomas That Express Telomerase Follow a More Aggressive Clinical Course for Children and Adolescents. Straight A, Patel A, Fenton C, Dinauer C, Tuttle RM, and Francis G. Journal of Endocrinological Investigations , 25:302-308, 2002

Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) Expression by Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma of Children and Adolescents. Patel A, Straight A, Mann H, Duffy E, Fenton C, Dinauer C, Tuttle RM, and Francis G. Journal of Endocrinological Investigations , 25: 403-408, 2002

Management of Hypothyroidism in Children. Straight A and Poth M. E. Medicine , 2001

Presented Abstracts

Presented Abstracts

Telomerase Expression in Childhood Thyroid Tumors. Straight A, Patel A, Fenton C, Dinauer C, Tuttle RM, and Francis G. Recipient Howard Johnson Award, Uniformed Services Section, American Academy of Pediatrics, Louisville, KY. March 2001

Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 by Childhood Thyroid Cancers. Straight A, Patel A, Fenton C, Dinauer C, Tuttle RM, and Francis G. Uniformed Services Section, American Academy of Pediatrics, Louisville, KY. March 2001

Thyroid Carcinomas That Express Telomerase Follow a More Aggressive Clinical Course in Children and Adolescents. Straight A, Patel A, Fenton C, Dinauer C, Tuttle RM, and Francis G. 6 th Joint Meeting Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and European Society For Pediatric Endocrinology, Montreal, CA, July 6-10, 2001

Lectures

Lectures

“Evaluating Growth, Pediatric for The Practitioner.” Forty-eighth Annual Teaching Conference, San Antonio, TX 2010

“Childhood Obesity.” Children’s Association for Maximal Potential (CAMP) Camp, Center Point, TX 2010

“Type 2 Diabetes in Children.” Children’s Association for Maximal Potential, Center Point, TX 2010

“Military and The Media.” Military Unique Curriculum, San Antonio, TX 2009

“Pediatric Endocrinology: When to Refer.” Texas Nurse Practitioners Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX 2006

“Evaluation of The Child with Short Stature.” Pediatrics for the Practitioner Forty-fourth Annual Teaching Conference, San Antonio, TX 2006

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Diabetes Association

Endocrine Society

Diplomate

Diplomate

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Endocrinology