Gilberto J. Paz-Filho, MD

The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Dr. Gilberto Paz Filho is an MD specialised in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology, and with a Master of Internal Medicine from Federal University of Parana, Brazil (thesis on goitre treatment with radioiodine and recombinant human TSH). He obtained his specialist certification in Endocrinology in 2006. In the same year, he moved to the USA, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Miami in the field of human leptin deficiency. In 2009, he relocated to Australia to work as a research fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, where he currently is. Dr. Paz-Filho has experience in conducting clinical research in the fields of thyroid cancer, goitre, osteoporosis and leptin deficiency. He is an expert in leptin physiology, and has been studying the effects of leptin replacement therapy in a Turkish family since 2006. He is particularly interested in translating findings in basic research to clinical applications. He has experience in conducting animal research in the field of endocrinology, more specifically on obesity and leptin deficiency. Dr. Paz-Filho has over 50 publications in the field of Endocrinology, and also convenes the Masters of Translational Medicine at ANU. He serves at several committees at ANU and at the Endocrine Society. He maintains domestic and international collaborations with investigators from Australia, Brazil, Turkey and Germany. He is frequently asked to review manuscripts for high-impact factor journals in endocrinology, and he is member of the international editorial board of the Brazilian Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Between 2003 and 2013, Dr. Paz-Filho has received 8 travel awards to present his work at international conferences such as the Latin American Thyroid Society Meeting, The Endocrine Society Meeting and the International Congress of Endocrinology. In 2006, he received The Endocrine Society International Scholars Award, awarded to young investigators seeking to conduct postdoctoral studies in the USA. Since he arrived in Australia, Dr. Paz-Filho received two important awards: The Gordon and Gretel Bootes Foundation Award, and The Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Prize. In 2012, he received the Prof. Waldemar Berardinelli Prize, for the best Clinical Research Article published in 2012 in the Brazilian Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism.