Editors and Editorial Board
Professor Zvi Laron MD (hc)
Editor in Chief is Director of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
Professor Emeritus, University of Tel Aviv
Graduated from the Hebrew University Medical School
Resident and Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider Children’s Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Founding member and twice President, European Society Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)
Founding member and past Secretary and President, International Society Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)
Founding member and Council, Growth Hormone & IGF Society (GRS)
Member German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
Professor Laron founded pediatric endocrinological research in Israel in 1957 by establishing in 1958 the Institute for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology at the Beilinson Medical Center, affiliated to Tel Aviv University, which he led it until 1992. Laron was one of the first members of the teaching staff of the School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and had a leading role in elaborating the pediatric teaching program at that institution. From 1983 to 1997 Laron was Incumbent of the Irene and Nicholas Marsh Chair in Endocrinology and Juvenile Diabetes, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. He also founded the All-Country Center for Juvenile Diabetes and an endocrinological laboratory aimed to develop new methods of detecting hormones in blood. This laboratory worked in the frame of the Rogoff and Felsenstein Institute of Research.
Since 1998 Laron has been Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Endocrinology, Tel Aviv University and Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.
The well known Laron syndrome, or Laron-type dwarfism described by him in 1966, together with A. Pertzelan and S. Mannheimer, related to growth hormone receptor mutations is named after him. The institute of pediatric endocrinology founded and led by him was among the first medical centers to produce and use in therapy the GH and IGF hormone. Prof. Laron founded the scientific journals "Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism", "Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology" and is current Editor in Chief of "Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews"
Mitchell E. Geffner MD
Associate Editor is now Secretary of the Pediatric Endocrinology Society, USA (PES)
Dr. Geffner is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and the Ron Burkle Chair in the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at CHLA. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1975), was a house officer at LAC-USC Medical Center (1975-1979), and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA (1979-1982). His basic science research interest is in the general area of hormone resistance while, on the clinical side, he is involved in studies of new formulations, delivery systems, and indications for GH and GnRH therapy. Dr. Geffner is principal investigator at CHLA of the NIH-sponsored TODAY2 trial that is studying long-term outcomes of youth with T2DM and national consultant to the NIH-sponsored PHACS study of endocrinological/metabolic manifestations of HIV infection and its treatment in childhood. Dr. Geffner is Past-President of the Pediatric Endocrine Society (2014-2015) and its current Secretary (2018-present). He has also served on the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board on Pediatric Endocrinology and is an advisor to the MAGIC Foundation, the Pituitary Network Association, and CARES Foundation. Dr. Geffner is Associate Editor of the journal, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, pediatric endocrinology co-editor for UpToDate, and co-editor of the textbook, “Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology” (McGraw-Hill) (with the second edition published in 2014 and the third edition slated for publication in early 2020).
Tatsuhiko Urakami, MD, PhD
Associate Editor for Japan and Pacific Area
Professor and Head of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
*1982 Pediatric training at Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo
*1986 Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo
*1988 Research Fellowship at the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Beilinson Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Relevant memberships and positions
*Specialist and Medical Advisor for Pediatrics, The Japan Pediatric Society
*Specialist for Diabetes, The Japan Diabetes Society
* Medical Advisor, The Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care
*Director, Councilor, The Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
*Chief Editor of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, The Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
*Councilor, The Japan Diabetes Society
*Chairperson of the Committee of Pediatric Diabetes, The Japan Diabetes Society
*Member of ISPAD, Advisory Council during 2007-2009
*Convener of ISPAD Science School for physicians in 2012, 2018
*Member of the Writing Group in ISPAD Consensus Clinical Practice Guidelines 2007, 2014, 2018 (chapters of insulin treatment and type 2 diabetes)
*Member of ADA, ESPE and APPES, etc.
*2012 Alumni Research Award, Nihon University School of Medicine
*2014 International Research Award, The Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care
*2017 Kenji Fujieda Prize, The Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
*2018 Achievement Award for Pediatric Diabetes, The Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care
Main research interests
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
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