Andrea Dunaif, MD

September 19, 2019

Andrea Dunaif, MD

Andrea Dunaif, MD

Andrea Dunaif, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease for the Mount Sinai Health System and the Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. She is an internationally recognized expert in endocrinology and women’s health. Her research on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormonal disorder of reproductive-age women, has shown that it is a major metabolic disorder and a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. She has been at the forefront of mapping genes for PCOS. Her research has found that common and rare, primarily noncoding variants, regulating gonadotropin secretion and androgen biosynthesis play a central role in disease pathogenesis. Most recently, she has shown that there are reproductive and metabolic subtypes of PCOS with distinct genetic architecture.

Dr. Dunaif has published more than 175 scientific articles and book chapters. She has edited four books. Her numerous awards and honors include the Endocrine Society’s highest award for patient-oriented research, the Clinical Investigator Award. She has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Dunaif received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Athens Medical School. She is a past president of the Endocrine Society, a former associate editor of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and of Obesity and a past Chair of the National Institutes of Health Integrative and Clinical Endocrinology and Reproduction Study Section.

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