Hernan Valdes-Socin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1969. In 1994, he graduated with Cumma Sum Laude, as a Medical Doctor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He specialized with a grant in internal medicine and was a Fellow at the Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín (UBA) from 1994 to 1997 with a UBA Grant. He was a Fellow of La Timone Hospital, in the Service of Professor Philippe JAQUET. He obtained in 1999 a diploma of endocrinology and a diploma of evidence-based medicine (University of la Méditérranée, Marseille). He did research on pituitary adenomas cells culture, to test new somatostatin analogues. Some of these compounds are now widely used in endocrine tumors. He then moved to the University of Liège, Belgium, to collaborate with Professor Albert BECKERS. He obtained a Belgian diploma of medical doctor (2003) and a diploma of endocrinology (2008), both with Cumma Sum Laude. From 2009 to 2011, he was committed by the national institute of research FNRS, to do clinical research. Since 2008, he has a position of Clinical Head, at the Endocrinology Service, Sart Tilman University Hospital. His scientific activity include more than 41 papers, 60 communications to congresses, and seven book chapters, all devoted to subjects in the endocrinology field. He has been honored with 11 awards and distinctions. He obtained twice a Research Grant Award from the French Endocrine Society and three times the Young Investigator Award from the Belgian Endocrine Society. In 2003, he received the Best Young Investigator Award from the European Neuroendocrine Associations in Sorrento, Italy. The Endocrine Society honored him in Philadelphia (USA), with the Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award, for outstanding achievement in Endocrinology. His clinical research interests are mainly devoted to the field of neuroendocrinology, autoimmune disorders, and endocrine oncology.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2012