Christian J. Strasburger, MD, is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of Clinical Endocrinology at the Department of Medicine of Charite-Universitätsmedizin, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany. Dr. Strasburger's areas of research are pituitary disease, clinical and basic aspects of growth hormone physiology, analytical methods for the specific determination of hormone isoforms and related proteins, immune-endocrine interfaces and regulation of energy homeostasis. Previous appointments were Associate Professor of Medicine and Head of the Neuroendocrine Unit at the Medizinische Klinik Innenstadt of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He received training at the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany, and as a MINERVA fellow of the Max-Planck Foundation at the Department of Hormone Research, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Dr. Strasburger has published more than 190 original papers and served on the editorial board (1999-2007) and as the chief editor (2007-2011) of the European Journal of Endocrinology as well as on the editorial boards of GH & IGF Research and Pituitary and the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. He serves on the council and is past-president of the Growth Hormone Research Society, is a former council member of the European Neuroendocrine Association, and of the German Endocrine Society.

Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Clinical Endocrinology, Department of Medicine for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutritional Medicine; Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Campus Mitte; Berlin, Germany