Professor Constantine Stratakis
Constantine A. Stratakis did predoctoral work in Athens and Paris, before joining the Developmental Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. At Georgetown University Medical School, Washington D.C., he finished a residency in Paediatrics and two fellowships, in Paediatric Endocrinology, and Medical Genetics. Since 2002, he is the Director of the NIH Paediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program. From 2003 to 2011 he served first as Head of the largest on-site Intramural Clinical Research program of NICHD. His research focuses on the genetic defects leading to pituitary and adrenal diseases, and his laboratory has identified a number of genes involved in pituitary adenoma formation, adrenocortical hypeprlasias and other tumours; he has also identified the causative genes for Carney complex and the syndrome of paragangliomas and gastric stromal sarcomas and described a number of new syndromic associations, mostly familial neoplasia syndromes. He is the author of more than 400 publications and is currently serving in the Editorial Boards of several leading journals. As of 1 January 2010, Dr. Stratakis is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Dr. Stratakis has received from the US Endocrine Society the 1999 Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research and the 2009 Ernst Oppenheimer Award and many other awards and has been named Visiting Professor in several academic centres around the world. Dr. Stratakis is now the Scientific Director of NICHD, one of the largest Institutes of NIH.