Constantine A. Stratakis received his M.D. and Doctor of Medical Sciences degrees from the University of Athens in 1989 and 1994, respectively; he then joined the Developmental Endocrinology Branch of the then National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. He continued his post graduate medical education at Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, D.C., where he finished a residency in Pediatrics and 2 fellowships, in Pediatric Endocrinology, followed by Medical Genetics & Clinical Dysmorphology (in a joined program with the then newly founded National Center for Genomic Research, now NHGRI). Dr. Stratakis is Board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology and Medical Genetics;
after a brief stint as faculty at Georgetown University Department of Pediatrics and the Fairfax Children’s Hospital, he joined the Developmental Endocrinology Branch, NICHD, NIH as a Unit Chief in 1996; he continued there as a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Section on Genetics & Endocrinology. Since 2002, he is the Director of the NIH Inter-Institute Pediatric Endocrinology Training Fellowship Program. From 2003 to 2011 he served first as Branch Chief, and then Head of the Program on Developmental Endocrinology & Genetics (PDEGEN), the largest on-site Department of the Intramural Clinical Research program of NICHD. He is the author of more than 400 publications and is currently serving in the Editorial Boards of several leading journals. As of January 1st, 2010, Dr. Stratakis is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the leading journal in Endocrinology. Dr. Stratakis received the 1999 Pharmacia-Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research; he is the recipient of three NIH Merit Awards and other honors. He has been named Visiting Professor in several academic centers around the world. Dr. Stratakis was awarded the 2009 Ernst Oppenheimer Award of the Endocrine Society. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Stratakis served as the acting Scientific Director, NICHD; he was selected to be the Scientific Director of NICHD in August 2011.