John Wass is the Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University and was Head of the Department of Endocrinology at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital Oxford, UK until 2011. He qualified at Guy’s in 1971 and did his endocrine training at Bart’s. He got his MD from the University of London in 1980. From 1989 he was Professor of Clinical Endocrinology and Sub-Dean, University of London at Bart’s. He moved to Oxford in 1995.
His research interests include all pituitary tumours, especially acromegaly, adrenal disease, angiogenesis in endocrinology, and the genetics of osteoporosis and thyroid disease.
Since 1975 he has published over 350 articles in scientific journals and as well as written many reviews and chapters in textbooks including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and DeGroot’s Textbook of Endocrinology. He has also edited a number of different textbooks including the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology, Clinical Endocrine Oncology and the Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology (2 editions of each). He was editor of Clinical Endocrinology until recently and is on the Editorial Board of numerous journals including Pituitary, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Endocrine Reviews. He was President of the European Federation of Endocrine Societies from 2001-2003 and was Chairman of the Society for Endocrinology (2006-2009. He has also served as President of the Pituitary Society.
He has won a number of prizes and given named lectures including the Jubilee Prize of the Society for Endocrinology. He was recently in June this year awarded the Distinguished Physician of the Year Award by the American Endocrine Society, the first non American to ever receive this award.
He is Academic Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians in London, since August 2012.
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