LATS Senior Awards

Geraldo A. Medeiros-Neto

Winner 1980


Dr. Geraldo Medeiros Neto, is Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the University of São Paulo Medicla School and chief of the Thyroid Laboratory of the Hospital das Clinicas of the University of São Paulo Medicla School, São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Medeiros-Neto obtained its training at the University of São Paulo Medicla School, São Paulo, Brazil, receiving the M.D. degree in 1959. After three years of internship and residence, he was granted the James Picker Foundation Clinical and Research Fellowship at the Thyroid Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, under the guidance of John B. Stanbury. He stayed at this position for two years (1963-1964) returning to São Paulo in 1965 when he founded the Thyroid Laboratory at the Hospital das Clínicas. During his fellowship, he became interested in hereditary familial thyroid disorders and continued to work in this field in his own laboratory in São Paulo. For the past 30 years, an impressive number of families with dyshormonogenesis have been studied at the Thyroid Laboratory in São Paulo. Seven doctoral theses and many papers emerged from these studies. Dr. Medeiros-Neto is the author of more than 200 original papers in international medical journals and has been the editor, author, or co-author of ten books. He also authored 22 chapters in international Brazilian textbooks. Dr. Medeiros-Neto is the founder of the Latin American Thyroid Society and served as its first president. He is a member of the Brazilian Endocrine Society, Endocrine Society (USA), American Thyroid Association, European Thyroid Association, Sociedade Medica de Chile and Societé Française d'Endocrinologie. He was elected to the "Academia de Medicina" in São Paulo and is an honorary member of the Academia de "Medicina in Santiago", Chile. He received many awards for his work including the international LATS award in 1980 and the Paul Starr Award, American Thyroid Association, 1996. Dr. Medeiros-Neto is on the Editorial Board of several national and international medical journals and is a member of the executive Committee of the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). His current major research interests include the molecular pathogenesis of inherited disorders of the thyroid system, iodide deficiency disorders and their prevention, and clinical investigation of thyroid disease.