Dr. Michael P. Whyte has been awarded the Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal 2019. The Transatlantic Medal is awarded, on an annual basis, to a North American endocrinologist judged to have made significant contributions to the discipline. The award of this Medal was instituted to promote connections between endocrinology in the United Kingdom and North America.
The award is associated with the Transatlantic Medal Lecture which will be delivered during the Society for Endocrinology BES conference held from November 11-13, 2019.
Michael P. Whyte, M.D., is the medical/scientific director at the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis. Dr. Whyte’s research interests include the cause and treatment of heritable disorders of bone and mineral metabolism in children and adults. Included are genetic forms of rickets such as hypophosphatasia and X-linked hypophosphatemia, brittle bone diseases like osteogenesis imperfecta, and conditions that cause dense bones such as osteopetrosis. Collaborative laboratory investigations include chromosomal mapping and searches for mutated genes causing these disorders. Molecular findings are then related to clinical observations to better understand the pathogenesis of these conditions. The Research Center at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, serves as a national resource for diagnosis, treatment and investigation of disorders of bone and mineral metabolism and skeletal dysplasias in children. Dr. Whyte has authored and co-authored more than 300 scientific papers or book chapters concerning these disorders.