Lectori Externi

CARINE de BEAUFORT, MD, PhDcarine_de_beaufort

  • Guest professor UZ Brussels.
  • Is a consultant in pediatric endocrinology & diabetes in the pediatric clinic in Luxemburg (Clinique Pédiatrique / CH de Luxembourg).
  • Her keen interest in pediatric diabetology was founded on her PhD research on pump use in children (with professor Bruining, Rotterdam 1982 – 1986). After an international paediatric and endocrinology training in the Netherlands, France and Luxemburg, she settled in Luxemburg and created a diabetes and endocrinology unit in national children`s hospital in Luxemburg (DECCP).
  • Together with her team members, she participates in different international collaborative networks on childhood diabetes.
  • Secretary General  International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)


STUART J. BRINK, MDstuart_j_brink

  • Senior Pediatric Endocrinologist at NEDEC (New England Diabetes and Endocrinology Center), Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA, USA
  • Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

  • Past-President of ISPAD (the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes) and has been ISPAD’s Secretary-General
  • Current ISPAD International Education Committee Chair

  • ISPAD representative on the Steering Committee of GPED (Global Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes consortium)
  • Member in National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association
  • He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as well as been the ADA`s National Chair for the Council on Diabetes and Youth.

  • Professional member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE), the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) and the Endocrine Society
  • He was a co-investigator of the NIH-sponsored DCCT for ten years and also served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Endocrine executive and on the International Diabetes Federation`s Youth Section.

  • Stuart Brink is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Victor Babes” Timisoara.
  •  International Lecturer (diabetes, growth problems, thyroid disorders, pubertal disorders, lipids, autoimmune disorders, empowerment): Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Santo Domingo, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Mongolia, China, Scotland, Italy, France, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Lithuania, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Bangladesh, South Africa and Singapore, Australia, as well as Canada and the United States.


FAISAL S. AHMEDfaisal_s_ahmed

  • Professor S. Faisal Ahmed – Samson Gemmell Chair of Child Health, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill Glasgow G3 8SJ, United Kingdom.
  • Professor Faisal Ahmed graduated from the University of Edinburgh and received his clinical and academic training mainly at the Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh and at Addenbrookes Hospital and the University of Cambridge.
  • In 2000, he was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow and in 2007 he was awarded the Leonard Gow lectureship at the University of Glasgow.

  • In August 2012, Professor Ahmed was appointed to the Samson Gemmell Chair of Child Health at the University of Glasgow.
  • He leads the Developmental Endocrinology Research Group which focusses primarily on two broad fields in endocrinology, sex development and skeletal development and he has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers in these fields. In addition, he coordinates the International DSD Registry which facilitates international research and clinical networks.

  • Professor Ahmed is the Chair of the Clinical Committee of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes and the Chair of the Science Committee of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology.

ROBERT RAPAPORTrobert_rapaport

  • Dr. Rapaport is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes as well as the Program Director for the Fellowship Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  • He holds the Emma Elizabeth Sullivan Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Chair at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

  • Dr. Rapaport is a longtime member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, Endocrine Society and the Growth Hormone Research Society and has served in various capacities in these organizations. He is an elected member of the American Pediatric Society.
  • Dr. Rapaport is also active in both the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, and other publications.

  • Currently he serves as senior editor of Endocrine Connections, editor of the Journal of Diabetes, Advances in Neuroimmune Biology and others.
  • He has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, chapters, reviews and more recently served as editor of several editions of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America dedicated to Pediatric Endocrinology.


MARK A. SPERLINGmark_a_sperling

  • Mark A. Sperling is Emeritus Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pitsburgh School of Medicine, Childrens Hospital of Pitsburgh.
  • He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, School of Medicine (1962) and a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • After fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology in Pittsburgh (1968-70), he was assistant / associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (1970-78); Professor and founding Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children`s Hospital (1978-89);
  • Vira Heinz Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh (1988-2001).
  • An internationally recognized authority in pediatric endocrinology, Professor Sperling`s research focused on the hormonal regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in the fetus, newborn and child with emphasis on insulin and growth hormone in health and disease.
  • He has served on the editorial Boards of several well known endocrine journals, including two terms for “Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism” and “Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolism Disorders”.
  • He is the Editor in Chief of “Pediatric Diabetes” the Journal of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), and of the “Frontiers in Pediatric Endocrinology”. He edits the textbooks “Pediatric Endocrinology” (4th Edition 2014) and “Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: etiology and treatment”. His CV lists over 200 publications.
  • Professor Sperling is a member of several distinguished scientific societies, including the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the association of American Physicians.
  • He served on the American Board of Pediatrics (Endocrinology), on the Council of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Maternal and Child Health Research Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Diabetes Advisory Board.
  • He was President of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (the Pediatric Endocrine Society of North America) in 2002-2003.
  • He received the ISPAD Prize for contribution to science and education in diabetes in 2012.
  • Professor Sperling considers his most rewarding achievement the mentoring of future leaders in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes;
  • His former trainees include department chairs and chiefs of pediatric endocrinology at universities in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and faculty at various endocrine programs.