Licy Yanes Cardozo, MD
Cell and Molecular Biology and Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Cell and Molecular Biology and Medicine/Endocrinology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She received her Medical Degree at the National University of Asuncion (Paraguay) and performed the residency in Internal Medicine at the same institution. Later on, she performed postdoctoral studies studying the mechanisms by which androgens regulate blood pressure under the mentorship of Dr. Jane Reckelhoff at the Department of Physiology at UMMC. After she rose to the academic rank of Assistant Professor in Physiology, she joined the Department of Medicine, where she completed the residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology.
Currently, she is a physician-scientist engaged in basic research and clinical research. Her research focuses on the elucidation of the role and mechanism by which androgen excess mediates cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in women including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), anabolic steroids abuse, and transgender subjects.