MedEA Scientific Director

Martin O. Savage

Martin O. Savage

Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Endocrinology William Harvey Research Institute Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary, University of London, UK

MedEA Scientific Committee

for Endocrinology

Bernadette Biondi

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery
University of Naples Federico II Medical School
Naples, Italy

Gabriela Brenta

Dr. Cesar Milstein Care Unit
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marco Cappa

Endocrinology Unit Research Area for Innovative Therapies in Endocrinopathies · Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Justin Davies

Southampton Children’s Hospital and University of Southampton
Southampton, UK

Ernesto Maddaloni

Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Nemencio A. Nicodemus Jr.

University of the Philippines-College of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital
Department of Medicine
Philippine College of Physicians
Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight & Obesity
Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association

Salman Razvi

Newcastle University and Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust
Gateshead, UK

Richard JM Ross

University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

· Martin O. Savage ·

Martin Savage is Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. He was head of the Paediatric Endocrine Unit at Barts and the London School of Medicine from 1982 to 2007. He is a clinician with clinical and research interests in growth disorders, specifically those with abnormalities in the growth hormone-IGF-1 axis. His main research field has been the phenotype-  genotype relationships of GH-IGF-1 axis defects, notably GH resistance. He published the first human case of an IGF-1 gene defect in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1996.  His other clinical interests are Cushing’s syndrome and growth in chronic inflammatory diseases. He was General Secretary of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) from 1997 to 2004. Professor Savage has lectured in 60 countries world-wide and has published 470 original articles, reviews, textbook chapters and books. In 2007, he was awarded the ESPE Andrea Prader Prize for contributions to paediatric endocrinology and in 2018 he received a Visionary Award from the American Human Growth Foundation. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally.

· Bernadette Biondi ·

Bernadette Biondi is Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Naples Federico II Medical School, Italy, where she teaches cardiovascular endocrinology and researches clinical thyroidology, with a special focus on subclinical thyroid dysfunction. She has recently been member of the Awards Committee Roster of the American Thyroid Association and chaired the European Thyroid Association’s task force for the development of clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of subclinical hyperthyroidism in 2015. She is also member of the editorial board of important scientific journals such as Clinical Thyroidology and Frontiers in Thyroid Endocrinology. Professor Biondi is author and co-author of numerous papers published in journals including the American Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, Endocrine Reviews, The European Heart Journal, The European Journal of Endocrinology, Endocrinology Metabolic Clinics of North America, Journals of the American College of Cardiology, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, JAMA, Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine and Thyroid.

· Gabriela Brenta ·

Gabriela Brenta, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Medical School of the University of Buenos Aires and a staff member of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Dr. Cesar Milstein Care Unit in Buenos Aires, where she coordinates the Thyroid Unit.

In June 2019, Dr. Brenta ended her term as President of the Latin American Thyroid Society (LATS), and in 2020 was engaged on behalf of LATS in the Scientific Committee of the 16th International Thyroid Congress and also in the Scientific Committee of the 19th International Congress of Endocrinology.

In 2022 she was included in the Scientific Committee of LATS Congress 2023 Curitiba, Brazil, and the Task Force of the American Thyroid Association Thyroid and Pregnancy Guidelines.

Dr. Brenta is also a member of the Argentine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SAEM) with active participation in its Thyroid Department. Her areas of interest in clinical research include the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of thyroid hormones and the study of thyroid diseases, including nodular disease, in older adults.  Original papers and reviews have been published in Thyroid, Nature, and JCEM. She is also a member of the editorial board of Thyroid and Journal of Endocrinology Investigation.

· Marco Cappa ·

Marco Cappa is Head of the Endocrinology Unit of the Department of Pediatrics, Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital, Rome and Palidoro, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatrics at the University La Sapienza, Rome and Professor of Pediatrics at the University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. Professor Cappa’s specialties include endocrinology, pediatrics and sports medicine. From 2011 to 2013 he was the President of Italian Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology Society (ISPED). His main scientific areas of interest include, neuroendocrinology and genetics, growth hormone testing, adrenoleukodystrophy, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Prader Willi syndrome, rare Thyroid disorders. He is a member of several organisations, including the Italian Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Society, the European Society of Neuroendocrinology, The Endocrine Society, and the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology. Professor Cappaserves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness and the Italian Journal of Pediatrics, and he is a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Journal of Endocrinology Investigation, the Italian Journal of Pediatrics, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology, the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and the Journal of Pediatrics.Author and co-author of more than 450 (345 with IF h-Index 44) in extenso publications in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Lancet, Hormone Research, Journal of Pediatrics, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Neurology, and the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, heis also editor of 11 international books and authors of more than100 books chaptersandconducted more than 25 trials in pediatric endocrinology fields.

· Justin Davies ·

Justin Davies is a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologistand Honorary Associate Professorat Southampton Children’s Hospital and the University of Southampton. He is theService Lead for paediatric endocrinology at Southamptonand also leads the Paediatric Metabolic Bone service with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to rare bone disease and childhood osteoporosis. His research interestsinclude secondary osteoporosis, impact of disease on body composition and imprinting disorders.Dr Davies was Chairman of the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 2016-2020. He is the service lead for the European Reference Centre -Southampton for Rare Bone Disease and Endocrinology (Growth disorders). His other national roles have included the Secretary of the British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group,Treasurer of the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.Dr Davies leads an international school for paediatric endocrinology -the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, Winter School.

· Ernesto Maddaloni ·

Dr Ernesto Maddaloni, is currently Assistant Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He gained his MD, clinical specialty in Endocrinology and Diabetes and PhD in “Integrated Biomedical Sciences and Bioethics” at Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. He has joined the Vascular Cell Biology Section of the Joslin Diabetes Center (Harvard Medical School) for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2014 and the Diabetes Trial Unit of the University of Oxford in 2017 as a mentee of the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) Future Leaders Mentorship Program, to actively pursuing his studies on clinical diabetes, cardiovascular outcomes and novel diabetes complications. His research interests focus on the study of adults with autoimmune diabetes and the interplay between vascular complications, bone health and autoimmunity. After the Sars-CoV2 infection outbreak, he has contributed also with original articles evaluating the strict relationship between diabetes and related comorbidities with Covid-19. Dr Maddaloni has been a study investigator and coordinator for several national and international clinical trials and has published as lead author in several top-ranked peer-reviewed international medical journals.

His scientific achievements have been recognized with several awards, including the 2015 Albert Renold Fellowship from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, the 2017 (under 32) and 2021 (under 35) Young Investigator Awards from the Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE), the 2017 Early Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society (USA) and the 2020 Young (under 35) Investigator Award from the Italian Society of Diabetes (SID).

· Nemencio A. Nicodemus Jr. ·

Currently serving as Professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and a Clinical Professor at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism of the Department of Medicine at the Philippine General Hospital, Dr Nemencio Nicodemus Jr. is also Vice Chair for Postgraduate Training and the departmental training officer. Nationally, Prof. Nicodemus is the Treasurer of the Philippine College of Physicians, President of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO) and a past President of the Philippine Thyroid Association and the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. An active and engaging lecturer, Dr Nicodemus has been invited to several regional and international conferences, including the International Society of Endocrinology, International Diabetes Federation and ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies as a resource speaker. Prof. Nicodemus has published several articles and book chapters on diabetes, thyroid and obesity. He is a member of the technical committee who oversee clinical practice guidelines on diabetes in pregnancy and thyroid disorders in pregnancy, including guidelines on recurrent pregnancy loss in the Philippines. 

· Salman Razvi ·

Dr Salman Razvi is a Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology at Newcastle University, and Consultant Endocrinologist and Director of Research and Development at Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, Gateshead, UK. His research interests centre around the action of thyroid hormones, particularly on the cardiovascular system. He is the chief investigator of several projects funded by various statutory funding bodies and charities, and is a member of the editorial board of Thyroid, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Frontiers in Endocrinology and the Journal of Endocrinological Investigations. He has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, mainly relating to thyroid dysfunction. In addition, Dr Razvi is a member of the executive committee of the British Thyroid Association and the medical advisor to the patient-led charity, the British Thyroid Foundation.

· Richard JM Ross ·

Richard Ross trained in medicine at The Royal London Hospital (1974-1979) and in Endocrinology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London (1983-1988). He was appointed to Sheffield University in 1995 and wasHead of the Academic Unit of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolismand is currently Theme Lead for Diabetes and Endocrinology. He retired from clinical practice in June 2020. Hisresearch and clinical interests are in pituitary and adrenal disease, transition endocrinology and the late effects of cancer. Professor Ross has served on the editorial boards of Clinical Endocrinology (1996-2000), Growth & Growth Factors (1986-2006), Hormones (2004-2018), and J Clin Endocrinol Metab (2010-2014). Council member for the Society of Endocrinology (1999-2002), Editor Endocrinologist (2001-2004), Chair of CaHASE (2002-2015), member of the Bioscientifica Board (2006-2010), Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Committee (2008-2011) and Nominations Committee (2010-2012). Executive Committee of the European Society ofEndocrinology (2011-2015), Treasurer of the European Society of Endocrinology (2013-2015), The Growth Hormone Research Society Council (2011-2018), The Pituitary Society Board of Directors (2019-).He is currently Chief Scientific Officer and Director on the Board of Diurnal Group Plc.