Dr Alan D. Rogol, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, USA. He received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and doctorates in medicine and physiology with an emphasis in endocrinology from Duke University. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Following a fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health, he moved to the University of Virginia (UVA), ultimately serving as Professor of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Endocrinology and with a joint appointment in the Department of Pharmacology.
Since 1999, Alan has led an eclectic existence, first in the pharmaceutical industry as a full-time clinical scientist and then mainly as a safety monitor, while continuing to practice pediatric endocrinology and to teach both at UVA and part-time at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
He has been a member and chief of the American Board of Pediatrics, sub-board in endocrinology, and secretary of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (now known as the Pediatric Endocrine Society), and has served as vice president of the Endocrine Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the American Pediatric Society.
His interests in endocrinology have been wide ranging, with an emphasis on growth and puberty and, lately, the endocrinology of sport and exercise. He has published more than 500 scientific articles, is a member of several editorial boards, and was the co-editor of The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An International Olympic Commission (IOC) Medical Commission Publication (Volume 11): The Endocrinology of Sports and Training.