Prof. Chrousos’s work has educated a broad community of physicians and scientists around the world. As a mentor, he has helped develop the careers of over 60 young physicians and scientists, many of whom are now professors and chairpersons in Europe, the United States, Australia and Latin America.
Prof. Chrousos was former Chief of the Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. He also served as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical School. He served as the Director of the ACGME-accredited Training Program in Pediatric Endocrinology in NICHD/Georgetown University and run one of the leading pediatric endocrine training programs in the world. He fostered the careers of over 60 distinguished, award-winning, world-class physician-scientists and basic scientists. He also held the 2011 John Kluge Distinguished Chair in Technology and Society at the US Library of Congress in Washington DC. After a distinguished career in the Intramural Program of the NIH, where he made seminal original contributions and trained a generation of international leaders in Pediatric, Adult and Reproductive Endocrinology, Prof. Chrousos returned to Greece and assumed leadership roles at the University of Athens and in Greek and European Medicine and Academia such as being Chairman of the Selection Committee and General Director of the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens; serving as Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University Medical School, and serving as Senior Scientist and Director of the Clinical Research Center, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. Prof. Chrousos also served as Director of the Graduate Program on the Science of Stress and Health Promotion, Medical School, University of Athens and Director of the Graduate Program on Pediatric and Nursing Research, Medical School, University of Athens. He was Vice President of the National Council on Research and Technology, Ministry of Education in Greece and still is Chairman of the National Council on Vaccinations, Ministry of Health, Greece and Director of the University Research Institute for the Study of Genetic and Neoplastic Diseases of Children.
Prof. Chrousos has received numerous national and international awards. His awards include the 1987 Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award of the US Endocrine Society, the 1992 Superior Service Award of the U.S. Public Health Service, the 1997 Clinical Investigator Award of the US Endocrine Society, the 1997 Hans Selye Award of the Hans Selye Foundation, the 1999 Pharmacia-Upjohn International First Prize for Excellence in Published Clinical Research of the US Endocrine Society, the 1999 Novera Herbert Spector Award of the International Society for Neuroimmunomodulation, the 2000 Henning Andersen Prize of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology, the 2002 Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafer Medal of the British Endocrine Societies, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for Psycho-Neuro-Endocrinology, the 2007 Henning Andersen Prize of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology, Helsinki, Finland, and the 2008 Geoffrey Harris Prize in Neuroendocrinology of the European Society of Endocrinology. Among others, he is a Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Liege, Universita Politechnica delle Marche and University of Patras. He is an honorary professor of the University of Warwick.
Ηe was honored with the 2011 Aristeion Bodossaki Award, the highest distinction for accomplishment in the Sciences in Greece. In 2012, he received the Albert Struyvenberg Medal of the European Society of Clinical Investigation (ESCI). He is a distinguished visiting scientist at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD, NIH. Prof. Chrousos served as President of ESCI from 2008 to 2011. In 2014 he was awarded the first George Papanicolaou Award of the University of Athens. In 2014 he received the highest honor of the US Endocrine Society, the Fred Conrad Koch Award. He was inducted as a Master of both the American College of Endocrinology and the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is also an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Research, the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences (US National Academy of Medicine) and the Academia Europaea.
Prof. Chrousos has given numerous named lectures in the USA, Europe, Latin America and Japan. His lectures include the 1989 Beth Israel Seminar in Medicine at Harvard University Medical School, Boston, the 1989 Israel Macher Memorial Lecture at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the 1990 Christos Choremis Memorial Lecture at the Hellenic Pediatric Society Annual Meeting, the 1991 Ira Rosenthal Lecture in Pediatrics at the University of Illinois, the 1994 Beth Israel Seminar in Medicine at Harvard University Medical School, the 1994 Millie Schembechler Memorial Conference on Adrenal Cancer at the University of Michigan, the 1995 Mark Dodge Memorial Lecture at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri, the 1996 Robert Vine Memorial Lecture at the Australasian Pediatric Endocrinology Group Annual Meeting, the 1997 Clinical Investigator Lecture at the Endocrine Society, the 1997 Hans Selye Memorial Lecture at the International Congress of Stress, Budapest, Hungary, the 1997 J. Lester Gabrilove Lecture at Mount Sinai Medical School, the 1998 Novum Lecture at the Karolinska Institute, the 1998 Dennis Ikkos Memorial Lecture at the Hellenic Endocrine Society, the 1999 Novera Herbert Spector Lecture at the Fourth International Congress of the International Society for Neuroimmunomodulation, the 1999 Novartis Lecture at the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the 2000 Nicholas Zervas Distinguished Lecture in Neuroendocrinology at Harvard University Medical School, the 2001 George Merikas Memorial Lecture in Medicine at the University of Athens Medical School, the 2001 Commencement Address at the University of Patras Medical School, the 2002 Visiting Professor Lecture at the British Endocrine Societies, the 2002 Keith Harrison Memorial Lecture at The Endocrine Society of Australia, the 2003 Dennis Ikkos Memorial Lecture at the Hellenic Endocrine Society, the 2003 “Distinguished Lecturer” Lecture in Stress Biology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the 2006 Dennis Ikkos Memorial Lecture at the Hellenic Endocrine Society, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture on “Stress, Inflammation and Well-being”, the 2007 Megaron plus lecture on “Genes, Brain, Stress, and Evolution” in Athens, Greece , the 2008 Goeffrey Harris Lecture at the European Society of Endocrinology, the 2008 Karolinska Annual Clinical Science Lecture, the 2009 Mortimer B. Lipsett Memorial Lecture at the NIH, the 2010 Philip Hench Memorial Lecture at the American College of Rheumatology, the 2012 Albert Struynvenberg Lecture at the European Society of Clinical Investigation, the 2013 Dean’s Lecture at Wayne State University, the 2015 Richard Kvetnansky Lecture at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology and the 2016 Robert M Blizzard Presidential Lecture at the Pediatric Endocrine Society in Baltimore USA.