George J Kahaly, M.D., Ph.D. holds the rank of Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology / Metabolism and is chief physician of the endocrine outpatient clinic at the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Medical Center, Mainz, Germany. Dr. Kahaly chairs the ORPHAN referral expert center for Graves’ orbitopathy and autoimmune polyendocrinopathy.
Dr. Kahaly directs the Molecular Thyroid Research Laboratory and has authored 257 original papers and reviews, covering clinical and experimental aspects of endocrine autoimmunity, immunogenetics of thyroid and polyglandular autoimmunity, as well as cardiovascular involvement of metabolic disorders. Original papers and reviews have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Jama, Clinical Chemistry, the Journal of Autoimmunity, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Endocrinology, Thyroid, Endocrine Reviews, Nature Reviews and Autoimmunity Reviews (current citation H index 44, 7460 citations).
Dr. Kahaly is the 2019 recipient of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists / American College of Endocrinology (AACE/ACE) Endocrinology Award. He also is the 2019 recipient of the British Thyroid Association “George Murray” Lecture. Dr. Kahaly has received several further awards: Research program of the German Endocrine Society (2006 & 2008); Poster prize, German Society of Internal Medicine (2006 & 2008); Poster prize, German Endocrine Society (2009); Investigator Award of the European Thyroid Association (2009); Investigator Award of the German Ophthalmic Society (2011); Best Reviewer Award, European Thyroid Journal (2018); and British Medical Association Medical Book Award (2018).
Dr. Kahaly is Editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, official Organ of the American Endocrine Society. In the years 2009-2012, Dr. Kahaly served as Associate Editor of the journal Thyroid, official journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). Dr. Kahaly is also member of the Editorial Board of the European Thyroid Journal, official journal of the European Thyroid Association (ETA). Further, he is member of the scientific program organizing committee (POC) of the 2020 international thyroid congress, ITC, Xian, China.
Dr. Kahaly served as Treasurer and principle officer of the Executive Committee of the ETA between 2007 and 2016. Since the year 2000, he also served on numerous ATA Committees (Laboratory Services Committee 2018-2022, Public Health 2015-2018, Research 2012-2015, Finance and Audit 2007-2011, as well as Membership and Publication Committees 2000-2006). Further, Dr. Kahaly is the Treasurer of the European Group on Graves’ orbitopathy, official subgroup of the ETA. In the years 2005-2011, he was member of the Executive Committee of the German Thyroid Board.