October is Pituitary Awareness Month. For over 25 years, the Pituitary Network Association has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of pituitary disorders. This year, we are dedicating Pituitary Awareness Month to the patients, many of whom have gone undiagnosed after many years of suffering. We honor your courage and perserverance. You are NOT alone!



PNA Exclusives

Approach to the Patient Undergoing Pituitary Surgery

Webinar presented by Laurence Katznelson, MD
and Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD

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Each Month PNA Shines a Light on one of Pituitary Medicine's
Best and Brightest

PNA Spotlight: Dr. Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda

PNA Spotlight: Dr. Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda

Juan Fernandez MirandaThis month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, a Professor of Neurosurgery and the Surgical Director of Brain Tumor, Skull Base and Pituitary Centers at Stanford University. Dr. Fernandez-Miranda did a neurosurgery residency at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. He completed a fellowship in microsurgical neuroanatomy at the University of Florida. He did clinical training in cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Virginia, and in endoscopic endonasal and open skull base surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He joined the facult...



Pituitary Network Association

The PNA is an international non-profit organization for patients with pituitary tumors and disorders, their families, loved ones, and the physicians and health care providers who treat them.

The PNA was founded in 1992 by a group of acromegalic patients in order to communicate and share their experiences and concerns. The PNA has rapidly grown to become the world's largest and fastest growing patient advocacy organization devoted to the treatment and cure of pituitary disorders.

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The PNA is supported by an international network of the world's finest physicians and surgeons. Our goal is to reach every patient who may be forgotten, abandoned, or worse yet, undiagnosed after many years of suffering. We are doing this in three ways: (1) by providing public awareness programs and educational seminars, (2) by assisting the medical community in developing uniform standards for early diagnosis, surgery, radiation, pharmacological treatment and follow-up, and (3) by having interactive web sites and a referral program on these web sites.

Mission Statement

To support, pursue, encourage, promote and where possible, fund research on pituitary disorders in a sustained and full-time effort to find a cure for these illnesses. The PNA will disseminate information helpful to the medical community, the public and to pituitary patients and their families on matters regarding early detection, symptoms, treatments and resources available to patients with pituitary disease.