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Prof. Dr.

Zvi Laron

Year of election: 1987
Section: Physiology and Pharmacology/Toxicology
City: Ramat Efal
Country: Israel
CV Zvi Laron - Englisch (pdf)


  • since 1996 Professor (Emer.) of Pediatric Endocrinology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • since 1993 Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel (SCMCI), Petah Tikva, Israel
  • since 1985 Head, WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Diabetes in Youth
  • 1983-1997 Incumbent of the Irene and Nicholas Marsh Chair in Endocrinology and Juvenile Diabetes, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 1958-1992 Director, Institute of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tikva , Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 1956-1957 Research and Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Massachusetts, General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 1952 Graduated Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel


  • 2005 European Group of the History of Diabetes Mellitus Founding Member
  • since 1999 Member, Israel Ministry of Health Committee on Adolescents
  • since 1998 Member of the National Committee for Growth Standards
  • 1998-2000 Member of the Local Advisory Board, European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) - Meeting 2000
  • since 1997 Member of the National Council for Child Health, Israel
  • 1995-1998 Founding Member & Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrinology Mediterranean Study Group (PEMS)
  • 1993-1996 President, ISPAD
  • 1992-1998 Council Member, GRS
  • 1992 Founding Member, Society of Growth Hormone Research (GRS)
  • 1989-1993 Founder and First Coordinator of COPES (Coodination Office for Pediatric Endocrine Societies)
  • 1988-1989 President, ESPE
  • since 1985 Head, WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Diabetes in Youth
  • since 1979 President, Israel Growth and Development Association
  • 1974-1979 Secretary General, ISPAD
  • 1974 Founding Member, International Study Group of Diabetes in Children and
  • Adolescents (ISGD) / presently ISPAD (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes)
  • 1966-1967 President, ESPE
  • 1961 Founding Member, European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)

Honours and Memberships

  • 2011 Recipient of the Human Growth Foundation (USA) Award
  • 2010 Endocrine Society / Pfizer Award
  • 2009 Israel Prize awarded by the State of Israel in recognition for contributions in the field of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes
  • 2008 Knight, First Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland awarded by the President of the State of Finland
  • 2007 Award of Honor and Merit – Israeli Society of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • 2007 Award of Merit, Israel Endocrine Society
  • 2001 Recipient of The Endocrine Society (USA) Clinical Investigator Award    
  • 2000 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Rumania
  • 2000 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Novara, Italy
  • 2000 Awarded Diploma of Distinguished Visitor of the City of Acapulco de Juarez Guerrero, Mexico
  • 1999 Honorary Member, Dominican Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • 1999 Andrea Prader Prize – ESPE (European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology)
  • 1998 Doctor Honoris Causa conferred by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 1998 Honorary Member of the Slovenian Pediatric Society
  • 1998 Natan Neimann Medal, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nancy, France
  • 1998 Centennial Medal, Italian Pediatric Society
  • 1996 Honorary Member, Hungarian Pediatric Society
  • 1995 Honorary Member of the Medical and Scientific Academy of Romania
  • 1993 Award of Merit conferred by ISPAD (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetology)
  • 1993 Award of Merit conferred by the Korean Pediatric Society
  • 1993 Honorary Citizenship and Medal, City of Montpellier, France
  • 1988 Member, Elected Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1982 Paul Langerhans Medal and Memorial Lecture, German Diabetes Association




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