DR. GEORGE P. CHROUSOS, MD – MEMBER
Dr. Chrousos is Professor and Chairman of the First Department of Pediatrics at the Athens University Medical School and former Senior Investigator, Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Section and Training Program, and Chief of the Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and National Institutes of Health. Furthermore, Dr. Chrousos has been Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical School, Washington DC, USA. According to the ISI, Dr. Chrousos is among the 200 most prominent clinical investigators in the world. He has authored more than 1000 scientific publications, has edited 23 books and his work has amassed over 40,000 citations, an irrefutable testimony to the importance and influence of his research on international biomedical science and clinical practice.
Dr. Chrousos was born and raised in Patras, Greece, where he finished his high school studies. He attended and completed his doctorate thesis at the University of Athens. Subsequently, he completed his residency in Pediatrics at New York University Medical School, New York, NY, and his fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics/ Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.
In his long tenure as a researcher, he has focused his research on the hypothalamicpituitary- adrenal (HPA) axis and has extensively studied the neuroendocrine alterations associated with mood disorders, sleep, pain perception, and immune function. His clinical and laboratory program is recognized worldwide for its extensive and highly original work on the glucocorticoid signaling system, diseases of the HPA axis, such as Cushing’s syndrome. Dr. Chrousos has contributed immensely to the biomedical literature and his work has provided new insights into a spectrum of clinical conditions and disorders that transcend the limits of classical Endocrinology, such as pregnancy, human development, surgical stress, sleep, and septic shock, as well as chronic complex disorders such as depression, eating disorders, and autoimmune –inflammatory diseases.
He has been a Member of the Scientific Council of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation since 2012.