MD, DPhil (Oxford), Professor and Chairman 2nd
Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute and Diabetes Center,
Athens University Medical School, “Attikon” University Hospital
Professor George Dimitriadis, MD, DPhil was born in Athens, Greece. He received his MD from the University of Athens Medical School and his PhD in Biochemistry and Metabolism from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He was a senior research fellow in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes in Mayo Clinic Medical School (University of Mineapolis, Minesotta, USA) from 1980-1983 and in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Metbolism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, from 1986-1989. His present appointment is Professor and Chairman of the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute and Diabetes Center, Athens University Medical School, “Attikon” University Hospital. He is a reviewer in 35 scientific Medical Journals including American Journal of Physiology, Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Diabetologia, Drugs, Metabolism, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, European Journal of Endocrinology. His research interests include: (1) the effects of anti-insulin hormones (thyroxin, glucocorticoids, growth hormone, growth factors) on the sensitivity of the liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue to insulin; (2) the treatment of type 1 diabetes with insulin, and the treatment of type 2 diabetes with oral anti-diabetic agents and insulin, (3) insulin resistance in muscle and adipose tissue in type 2 diabetes and (4) the effects of obesity on the sensitivity of muscle and adipose tissue to insulin. He has published more than 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed Journals, and has over 5000 citations in the medical literature.