Monica Gadelha, a member of the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine, is Professor of Endocrinology at the Medical School of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and directs the Neuroendocrine Research Center at Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho of the UFRJ. Dra Gadelha also heads the Neuroendocrine Section and the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Instituto Estadual do Cérebro Paulo Niemeyer. She is a board member of the Department of Neuroendocrinology at the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as a researcher at Brazil’s Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnológico. She graduated at the UFRJ and performed the research and experimental part of her PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA, receiving her PhD from the UFRJ.
Major research interests include the molecular pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary tumours. Dra Gadelha has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has served on the editorial boards and as a referee of several international journals.