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Authors > Leslie J. De Groot, MD

Leslie J. De Groot, MD is Research Professor at the University of Rhode Island, with a laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a co-author of the two-volume text, Endocrinology, 7th Edition.

Dr. De Groot trained at Columbia P&S Medical School, and did his medical residency at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He served in the Public Health Service at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda for one year and in Afghanistan for a second year. He then spent 12 years at Harvard and MGH in the Thyroid Study Unit, and directing the Clinical Research Center at MIT. Dr. De Groot joined the Department of Medicine at Chicago in 1968, where he was the head of the Thyroid Study Unit, and for many years, head of the Endocrine Section. He joined the Endocrine Division at Brown University in 2005 and is now on the faculty of University of Rhode Island.

Some of Dr. De Groot’s honors include Presidency of the American Thyroid Association, and Distinguished Service awards from the Endocrine Society and the Thyroid Society. His research interests have recently centered on genetic mechanisms promoting auto-immune thyroid disease, definition of T cell epitopes in the TSH-Receptor antigen in Graves’ disease, and the role of regulatory T cells in the etiology of Graves’ disease. Having been a practicing thyroidologist for several decades, the final goal of his research is to use this information to develop methods to combat autoimmune disease in patients.

De Groot has more than 400 publications, and has received the Endocrine Society award as “Distinguished Educator.” His best known publication is the multi-volume textbook Endocrinology, which he has edited through seven editions over the past 30+ years.

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