Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc, h.c. mult. PhD
Christos S. Mantzoros, MD DSc hc mult PhD, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. He has also served as a Professor of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
He currently also serves as the Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Boston VA Healthcare System and the Director of the Human Nutrition Unit of the Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Mantzoros sees patients, teaches and conducts research on obesity and diabetes / metabolic diseases. His work spans the entire spectrum from animal physiology and molecular biology, through observational, epidemiology studies, to physiology and pharmacokinetic interventional proof of concept clinical trials on new therapeutic agents important in the treatment of the above disorders in humans. He is considered a pioneer in obesity and metabolism and more specifically the study of adipose tissue as an endocrine organ. Recent major contributions by his research group include the elucidation of the physiological role and potential diagnostic and therapeutic utility of several adipokines and myokines such as leptin and adiponectin in human physiology and pathophysiology. Leptin has been approved by the FDA for lipodystrophy and severe insulin resistance accompanied by hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. INT 131 a selective PPARg modulator which increases adiponectin is currently in phase III clinical trials. His work has resulted in patents for diagnostic and therapeutic applications and has directly contributed to the development of new pharmaceuticals by major pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Mantzoros has published as an Editor two books (one on “Diabetes and Obesity” and one on “Nutrition and Metabolism” with more than two editions each), his research has resulted in more than 500 publications in Medline, more than 140 publications under the collaborative Look Ahead Research Group, more than 170 chapters and reviews and has received more than 25,000 citations with a Hirsch Index H=85 according to Thompson Reuters. Google Scholar search reveals 620 publications, more than 39,000 citations and an H index of 103 with an i10 index of 356.
Dr. Mantzoros is also the director for the VA Boston Healthcare System fellowship program with Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), which offers one dedicated fellowship position through BUMC, but also allows any fellow atBUMC or Harvard affiliated fellowship programs the opportunity to rotate through the VA Boston Healthcare System.
He has served as an advisor or head of the Scientific Advisor Board of non for profit foundations as well as governmental and non-governmental entities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Metabolism and is on the editorial board of several scientific journals worldwide.
For his research discoveries and public health service Dr. Mantzoros has received four honorary PhDs, the Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki has named their nutrition laboratories after his name and several Universities worldwide have awarded Dr. Mantzoros honorary Professorships and visiting Professorships. He has or is supervising PhD thesis work in several nations worldwide (Sweden, Germany, Greece, USA etc) and is actively collaborating with many research groups worldwide. He has mentored more than 120 young scientists who currently hold key positions in clinical medicine, academia, industry as well as governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
Dr. Mantzoros has been elected a member of ASCI and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. He has been given several awards including but not limited to awards by: the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (Frontiers in Science Award), the American Diabetes Association (Novartis Award in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity / the Obesity Society (Lilly Award), the American Society for Nutrition (Mead Johnson Award), the HypoCCS award in Paris, France, the Humboldt Foundation of Germany (the Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Award), by the American Federation of Medical Research (the Outstanding Investigator Award), by the American Physiological Society (FASEB, the Berson Award Lecture), by the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Association (Hygeia award) etc. He has also received the BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, award for excellence in Mentoring.