George P. Chrousos, MD
Dr. 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, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Chrousos holds the UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care and held the 2011 Distinguished John Kluge Chair on Society and Technology of the US Library of Congress.
Dr. Chrousos pioneered studies that elucidated the effects of stress on the organism at the behavioral, neuroendocrine, cellular and molecular levels and made fundamental contributions to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary, adrenal and stress-related pathologies, i.e., major depression, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune/inflammatory, reproductive and sleep disorders. He made seminal observations in the glucocorticoid signaling system and deciphered some of its key clinical implications.
Dr. Chrousos is universally regarded as one of the most prominent paediatricians and endocrinologists. According to ISI, his work has been cited over 77,000 times (H-index >140), making him one of the most cited physician-scientists in both Clinical Medicine and Biology and Biochemistry and the top cited clinical pediatrician and endocrinologist in the world. He has received numerous major awards, including the Fred Conrad Koch Award, the highest award of the US Endocrine Society. He is a member of the Academia Europaea and the US National Academy of Medicine.