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Stuart Handwerger, M.D.

Dr. Stuart Handwerger is the Robert and Mary Shoemaker Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Endocrinology at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  He is also Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education at Children’s Hospital and a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati.  He received his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1960 and his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1964.  He completed his house staff training in pediatrics at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center and the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.  After spending two years as a Clinical Associate at the National Institutes of Health, he completed fellowship training in endocrinology at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.  He then spent nineteen years on the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine where he was Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology and Director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology.  He assumed his current positions in Cincinnati in 1990.  Dr. Handwerger’s major research interest is in the area of fetal and perinatal endocrinology, with particular emphasis on the hormonal regulation of fetal growth and development. He has an active NIH–funded research program to examine the genetic programs involved in human trophoblast differentiation and human uterine decidualization.  He is also the Program Director of a NIH-funded training grant in developmental and perinatal endocrinology.  Dr. Handwerger has served previously on NIH study sections and was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Development.  He serves on the editorial board of several journals in endocrinology and he is a member of many scientific societies, including the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, the Endocrine Society and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society. 

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