Ashley Grossman, MD, FRCP is Professor of Endocrinology within the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He is a co-author of Endocrinology, 7th Edition.
Dr. Grossman graduated with a BA in psychology and social anthropology from the University of London, then entered University College Hospital Medical School in London and took the University Gold Medal. He also obtained a BSc in neuroscience. In 2000, he was appointed a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Grossman has published over 600 research papers and reviews. He has a specific interest in tumors of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis, especially Cushing’s disease, but his clinical concern and research has expanded increasingly to include broad areas of endocrine oncology, most especially neuroendocrine tumors of all types, including phaeochromocytomas, paragangliomas, adrenocortical cancer, medullary thyroid cancer and hereditary endocrine tumor syndromes. Dr. Grossman has developed many studies on hypothalamic regulation, eventually exploring the interaction between the hypothalamus and the immune system in terms of cytokines and gaseous neurotransmitters. For the last decade he and his group, which has a strong international flavor, have focused on the molecular pathogenesis of pituitary, adrenal and neuroendocrine tumors.
Dr. Grossman is past president of the European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA), chairman of the UKI Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKINETS), chairman of the European Neuroendocrine Society (ENETS) Advisory Board, and a member of Council of the European Society for Clinical Investigation. . He is past editor of the journal Clinical Endocrinology, is vice-chairman of the major on-line textbook Endotext.org, and serves on the editorial boards of many journals. He is married, with six daughters who occupy most of his time when he is not working.
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