Shlomo Melmed, MD, is Executive Vice-President and Dean at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He holds the Helene A. And Philip E. Hixon Chair in Investigative Medicine and is Master of the American College of Physicians; member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Investigation; recipient of the Endocrinology Medal of the Royal Society of Medicine; the Endocrine Society Clinical Investigator and Outstanding Scholarly Physician Awards; Society of Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal; Fondation IPSEN Endocrine Regulations Prize; and Pituitary Society's Lifetime Achievement Award.
His laboratory is consistently funded by NIH, since 1980, and he has trained over 70 physicians, scientists and graduate students who occupy leading positions in academic endocrinology worldwide. His research is devoted to molecular pathogenesis and treatment of pituitary tumors and growth factor regulation of anterior pituitary function. He edits The Pituitary, and co-edits Williams Textbook of Endocrinology; he co-authors Harrison's Textbook of Medicine pituitary section, is editor-in-chief of Pituitary, and is on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Investigation and past Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology. He served on NIH Endocrinology Study Section, was president and founding member of the Pituitary Society, member of Endocrine Society Council and President of International Society of Endocrinology. He is Program Chair of the International Congress of Endocrinology, and a Board Member of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).