Olaf Hiort received his M.D. degree after his training at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and Tufts University, Boston, USA, in 1989. His clinical education continued at the Department of Pediatrics in Lübeck, Germany, disrupted by a research fellowship at Harvard University in molecular genetics. He serves as a Professor of pediatrics at the University of Lübeck, Germany, and as the Head of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics of the University-Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck. His main research interests are rare disorders in pediatric endocrinology involving sex development. After organizing local and national networks on research on disorders of sex development, he is currently coordinating a European consortium from six countries receiving funding for research on disorders for sex development from the European Commission. This project, EuroDSD, is aiming to elucidate the molecular pathogenesis of disorders of sex development on a cohort of patients from major European centers of paediatric endocrinology.
Biography Updated on 22 February 2011