Wilmar Wiersinga, MD, PhD - Professor Emeritus of Endocrinology

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Wilmar M. Wiersinga, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Wiersinga is a Professor Emeritus of Endocrinology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After specializing in internal medicine and endocrinology, he defended his PhD thesis on “The peripheral conversion of T4 into T3 and rT3” (cumlaude). He worked as a reseach fellow with Professors Chopra and Solomon at UCLA. He chaired the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam between 1995 and 2008. He has been past President of the Dutch Endocrine Society and of the European Thyroid Association, and was member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Endocrine Societies.

He organized several international thyroid symposia in Amsterdam, as well as the EFES congress in 1994 and the ETA annual meeting in 1996 both in Amsterdam. He founded the European Group on Graves’ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) in 1999. He served as member or chair of several Program Organizing Committees of large international endocrine meetings, lastly the International Thyroid Congress in Paris in 2010.


Representative Publications:

Graves’ Disease: Can It Be Cured?

Natural Course of Mild Graves Orbitopathy: Increase of Orbital Fat but Decrease of Muscle Volume With Increased Muscle Fatty Degeneration During a 4-Year Follow-Up

Advances in Treatment of Active, Moderate-to-Severe Graves’ Ophthalmopathy

The 2016 European Thyroid Association/European Group on Graves’ Orbitopathy Guidelines for the Management of Graves’ Orbitopathy

Predicting the Risk of Recurrence Before the Start of Antithyroid Drug Therapy in Patients With Graves’ Hyperthyroidism