Much of what is understood about calcium metabolism is thanks to discoveries made by John Potts Jr., MD, DSc.
Dr. Potts, an internationally recognized authority on calcium metabolism and the hormonal mechanisms that govern it, will share his wealth of knowledge about hyperparathyroidism at 4:45 pm Thursday as part of AACE’s “Meet the Legend” series.
Dr. Potts, Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, has been a pioneer in the chemistry and biology of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and its role in clinical disorders of bone and mineral ion metabolism. His research interests focus on calcium and bone metabolism and PTH and his clinical work is on disorders of calcium metabolism and osteoporosis.
His interest in calcium metabolism was born at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his work with his mentor Brooke Roberts, MD.
He conducted research on protein chemistry at the National Institutes of Health with Nobel Laureate Christian Anfinsen. His career spans more than 40 years of distinguished service in science and medicine, and he is the author or co-author of more than 500 scientific publications. Among his honors and awards are the Association of Professors of Medicine’s Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award (2002); the Biomedical Science Career Program Hope Award (2001); the Endocrine Society’s Fred Konrad Koch Award (1991); and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research’s William F. Neumann Award (1987).
Session Notes: T73: Meet the Legend: Dr. John Potts on Hyperparathyroidism 4:45 pm Thursday in Room 312 Henry Kronenberg, MD, will serve as moderator.