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Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD h.c. mult.

Christos MantzorosChristos Mantzoros is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and at the Boston University School of Medicine. He serves as the Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Boston VA Healthcare System.

Dr. Mantzoros obtained an MD and DSc from the University of Athens Medical School, a Master's in Clinical Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and a Master's in Medical Sciences (Clinical Investigation) from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mantzoros was also awarded two honorary PhD degrees; from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2012 and the University of Patras in 2014. 

He has received Board certification in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and in Clinical Nutrition.

At Harvard Medical School, he sees patients, teaches and conducts research on obesity and diabetes / metabolic diseases. His main research focus is the physiology, pathophysiology and potential therapeutic significance of novel adipose tissue secreted hormones, including leptin and adiponectin. Towards this goal his lab utilizes a range of basic, translational and clinical research tools. The Mantzoros Team also performs novel studies in the etiology, novel therapies, and public health implications of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain obesity-related malignancies.

Dr. Mantzoros is an internationally recognized expert on obesity and diabetes and has published two books (one on "Diabetes and Obesity" and one on "Nutrition and Metabolism" with more than two editions each), and has authored more than 400 original papers in Medline, over 105 publications under the collaborative Look Ahead Research Group, as well as more than 120 chapters in textbooks and reviews. Dr. Mantzoros has received more than 20,000 citations with an H-index over 76. Dr. Mantzoros is the scientific co-founder of InteKrin Metabolic Therapeutics. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental, and is on the Editorial Board of several journals.

He has served as an advisor to Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics companies and has been given several awards including the prestigious American Association of Clinical Endocrinology Frontiers in Science Award, the Novartis Award in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, the Lilly Award by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, the American Society for Nutrition Mead Johnson Award, the HypoCCS award in Paris, France, the Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Award by the Humboldt Foundation of Germany, The Hygeia Award of the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society, the Outstanding Investigator Award by the American Federation of Medical Research and the Solomon Berson Presentation Award from the American Physiological Society and FASEB. He is also the recipient of the BIDMC and Harvard Medical School award for excellence in Mentoring. Dr. Mantzoros has been awarded Visiting and Honorary Professorships by several Universities worldwide and honorary PhD degrees by the Univ. of Thessaloniki Medical School and University of Patras in Greece. The Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece has named its Clinical Nutrition Research Laboratories after his name.

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Division Of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Feldberg 875
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-8630
617-667-8634