Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc
Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD h.c. mult., is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an adjunct Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. He has also served as a Professor of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He currently 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 has been the editor of three books (one on “Diabetes and Obesity” and two on “Nutrition and Metabolism” with more than two editions each). His research has resulted in more than 600 publications in Medline, including more than 230 chapters and reviews, and in addition to more than 160 publications under the collaborative Look Ahead Research Group, with more than 87,000 citations with a Hirsch Index H=124. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Metabolism and is on the editorial board of several scientific journals worldwide.
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 at BUMC or Harvard affiliated fellowship programs the opportunity to rotate through the VA Boston Healthcare System. He has served as a Board Member or 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.
He has mentored more than 165 young scientists who currently hold key positions in clinical medicine, academia, industry as well as governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
He has received many grants from NIH, Foundations, Industry and Philanthropy over his 25 years of service at BIDMC, resulting in $26.5M in direct costs and more than $40 million in direct and indirect costs for his own projects much more than another $50 million for collaborative projects.
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.
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.
Most recently, he has received several prestigious awards for his lifetime achievements: the 2017 Obesity Society TOPS Award, the 2018 Endocrine Society Outstanding Clinical Investigator Award, the 2018 European Society of Endocrinology Geoffrey Harris Prize, and the 2018 American Society of Nutrition’s Robert H. Herman Award.
He has co-founded successful companies and has served as a board member, an advisor, or head of the scientific advisory boards of non-profit foundations as well as government and state agencies or commissions as well as for-profit private businesses and non-profit entities.