Translational Research at the VA

Christos S. Mantzoros M.D. Director of the Human Nutrition Unit in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Joslin Diabetes Center and Chief of the Endocrinology Section at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Mantzoros has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism as well as Clinical Nutrition. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Professor in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also active with the Scholars in Clinical Science Program at Harvard Medical School, a postgraduate, Master’s level, 2-year long program, that provides formal training in Clinical and Translational Research for medical doctors at Harvard Medical School affiliated institutions. Dr. Mantzoros has published as an Editor two books (one on Diabetes and Obesity and one on Nutrition and Metabolism with more than two editions each).  His research has resulted in more than 500 publications in Medline, more than 140 publications under the collaborative Look Ahead Research Group, more than 170 chapters and reviews and has received more than 25,000 citations with a Hirsch Index H=85 according to Thompson Reuters. Google Scholar search reveals 620 publications, more than 39,000 citations and an H index of 103 with an i10 index of 356.

The translational research lab focuses on studies related to obesity and its consequences, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and malignancies; nutrition and metabolism; molecular pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance, and associated comorbidities, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes; molecular biology, physiology, and pathophysiology of adipokines in animals and humans; the role of adipokines in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and malignancies; clinical epidemiology, clinical research and interventional studies in humans; and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for the above disease states.

See also: Mantzoros Lab Website