ISSN 1470-3947 (print) | ISSN 1479-6848 (online)

Endocrine Abstracts (2019) 63 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.63.GH1Biog

ESE Geoffrey Harris Prize 2019 - Biography

Günter K Stalla MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich and medical director of Medicover Neuroendocrinology. For almost 30 years, he has been the head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Neuroendocrinology in the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. He finished his residency at the Medical Clinic IV of the Ludwigs-Maximilians University of Munich. He is auditor for endocrinology, diabetology and andrology at the Bavarian Chamber of Physicians. Günter Stalla has focused his entire career in neuroendocrinology in general and the discovery of pathogenic and therapeutic mechanisms for pituitary diseases in particular. He has more than 400 publications in renowned international journals, including The Lancet, Cell, and Nature Medicine, and supervised clinical trials for the development of new treatment concepts for endocrine diseases. Believing in the importance of education and training, he has been a supervisor and mentor of more than 50 MD and PhD students and early career researchers, several of whom moved on to curve excellent career paths in academia and industry. Prof. Stalla has been founding member and chair of the Neuroendocrinology Section of the German Society of Endocrinology (DGE), former board member and media spokesperson of the DGE and is now the President elect of the DGE. He has served as President and President past of the European NeuroEndocrine Association. He has organized several successful national and international meetings.

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