Jack R. Wall
Jack R. Wall was born in Adelaide Australia in 1943. He graduated in 1967 from The University of Adelaide, SA, Australia. He has been working at Nepean Hospital for 4 years. Before that, he spent 24 years in academic positions in Canada and USA. He became a Full Professor at McGill University in 1988. During all this period, he has carried out basic and clinical researches into Graves' disease, the associated ophthalmopathy, and related thyroid and orbital autoimmune disorders. His main area of research interest has been the eye muscle component of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy for which he is known internationally. He was the first to focus on the autoimmune basis of ophthalmopathy, to identify serum autoantibodies, and to recognize the importance of the serum eye muscle antibodies as markers of eye muscle damage. Dr. Wall has been invited as a keynote speaker or a contributor to many national and international symposia and congresses, including ?International Symposium on Thyroid Eye Disease? in Greece (1998), ?Japan Thyroid Association annual meeting,? ?2nd Japan, Korea, China Thyroid Conference? in Tokyo, ?International Symposium on Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy? in Kyoto (2000), and ?1st Swiss Thyroid Eye Disease Symposium (2007).? Recent research funding includes grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (1979?1993 and 2000?2003) and the National Eye Institute of the NIH (1984?1994). Just before leaving Halifax (in 2002), he was awarded a grant from Cy-pres Canada of $204,000 to study an animal model for ophthalmopathy. He is a Board Member of the National Graves' disease Foundation and Foundation Scientific Advisor, Board Member and Cofounder of The Thyroid Foundation of Canada, the world's first lay organization for diseases of the Thyroid. In 2004, he was given an ?Award of Excellence? for his work with the foundation, one of three doctors only in Canada so honored. Moreover, he has published approximately 210 papers.
Biography Updated on 13 May 2009