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The Genetics of Growth and Growth Disorders From the Hypothalamus to the Epiphysis

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Dr. Geffner is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. 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. He has served on the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board on Pediatric Endocrinology, as a Director of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, 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 editor for UpToDate, and co-editor of the textbook, “Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology” (McGraw-Hill) (with the second edition published in 2014). Lastly, Dr. Geffner is the immediate Past-President of the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

  • Mitchell Geffner, MD
    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

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Presenter Bio

Dr. Geffner is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. 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. He has served on the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board on Pediatric Endocrinology, as a Director of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, 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 editor for UpToDate, and co-editor of the textbook, “Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology” (McGraw-Hill) (with the second edition published in 2014). Lastly, Dr. Geffner is the immediate Past-President of the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

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