Chrousos-George_150x150 Prof. George P. Chrousos

  Professor and Chairman of the First Dept of Pediatrics, UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care & Chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

  University of Athens Medical School


Short Bio

George P. Chrousos is Professor and Chairman of the First Department of Pediatrics
at the University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece, and former Chief of
the Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Bethesda, Maryland. He also holds the UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care at
the University of Athens and held the 2011 John Kluge Distinguished Chair in
Technology and Society at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.
Prof. Chrousos is internationally recognized for his research on the glucocorticoid
signaling system of the cell, on the diseases of the hypothalamic‐pituitary‐adrenal
axis, and on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of stress. His work has
opened new horizons in our understanding of a spectrum of human complex
disorders, including depression, the eating disorders, the metabolic syndrome and
the inflammatory autoimmune and allergic diseases. His contributions span a range
of medical disciplines, including Medicine, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Psychiatry,
Rheumatology, Allergy, Surgery, Oncology and Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Chrousos has written over 700 original scientific papers and over 500 book
chapters and journal reviews and his work has been cited in more than 67,000 other
scientific articles. He is one of the 250 most cited scientists internationally (ISI
highly cited) included not only in the list of Clinical Medicine, but also in that of
Biology and Biochemistry, and the highest cited endocrinologist and pediatrician in
the world. With an H index of 130, Dr. Chrousos is a top cited Clinician and Clinical
Dr. Chrousos has received numerous national and international awards and has
given many lectures around the world. His awards include the 1987 Richard E.
Weitzman Memorial Award, US Endocrine Society, the 1992 Superior Service
Award, U.S. Public Health Service, the 1997 Clinical Investigator Award, US
Endocrine Society, the 1997 Hans Selye Award, Hans Selye Foundation, Montreal,
Canada, the 1999 Pharmacia‐Upjohn International First Prize for Excellence in
Published Clinical Research, US Endocrine Society, the 1999 Novera Herbert Spector
Award, International Society for Neuroimmunomodulation, Lugano, Switzerland,
the 2000 Henning Andersen Prize, European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology,
Brussels, Belgium, the 2002 Sir Edward Sharpey‐Schafer Medal, British Endocrine
Societies, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society for Psycho‐
Neuro‐Endocrinology, Glasgow, UK, the 2007 Henning Andersen Prize, European
Society for Pediatric Endocrinology, Helsinki, Finland, and the 2008 Geoffrey Harris
Prize in Neuroendocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology, Berlin, Germany.
Among others, he is a Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Liege, Liege,
Belgium (2003), Universita Politechnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy (2006) and
University of Patras, Patras, Greece (2011). He is an honorary professor of the
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. Ηe was honored with the 2011 Aristeion
Bodossaki Award, the highest distinction for accomplishment in the Sciences in
Greece. In 2012, he received the Albert Struyvenberg Medal of the European Society
of Clinical Investigation (ESCI). He is a distinguished visiting scientist of NICHD, NIH,
Bethesda MD, USA. He served as President of ESCI from 2008 to 2011.
Dr Chrousos was inducted as a Master of both the American College of
Endocrinology and the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians, London, UK. He is an elected member of the American Society
for Clinical Research, the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of
Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA, and the
Academia Europaea, London, UK
Prof. Chrousos run one of the best endocrine training programs in the world and
fostered the careers of over 60 distinguished, award‐winning, world‐class
physician‐scientists. After a 25 year distinguished career in the Intramural Program
of the NIH, where he made seminal original contributions and trained a generation
of international leaders in Endocrinology, Dr. Chrousos returned to his country and
has assumed leadership roles at the University of Athens and in Greek and European
Medicine and Academia.

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