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Professor Ken Ho

Emeritus Fellow

Professor Ken Ho is Emeritus Professor at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, University of New South Wales and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, St. Vincent’s Hospital.

He was Chair of Research, and pre-eminent senior medical officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Brisbane, with professorial appointments to the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology from 2011. His roles covered embedding research into clinical services, building strong collaborative relationships between researchers and clinicians, between the PAH, the Universities and the Translation Research Institute. He led the successful integration of research activities into an electronic health platform at the PAH, the nation’s first large-scale digital hospital. He was Chair, Department of Endocrinology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Head of Pituitary Research at Garvan and Professor of Medicine at the UNSW from 2000-2011.

Ken’s research focus is management of pituitary and metabolic diseases causing obesity and sarcopaenia. He has published over 250 scientific papers and written editorial commentaries for the Lancet. He is an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Endocrinology and inaugural Associate Editor of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. He serves or has served on a number of Editorial Boards of leading journals. He convened international workshops formulating Consensus Position Statements, that have been adopted by professional societies and national health agencies, including the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Medical Science and Health in 2016 and a member of the Academy’s Reports Committee. He received the inaugural 2011 Senior Plenary Award of the Endocrine Society of Australia for research, the 2000 Visiting Trust Professor and the 2008 Asia Oceania Medal of the British Endocrine Society. He is a past-president of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the international Growth Hormone Research Society and the international Pituitary Society. He serves on the governance task force of the US Endocrine Society and has served on the planning, education, program and nomination committees of the US and British Endocrine Societies.

Selected publications

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  • 2021
    The Lancet. Diabetes & Endocrinology10.1016/S2213-8587(21)00235-7

    Consensus on diagnosis and management of Cushing's disease: a guideline update.

    Maria Fleseriu, Richard Auchus, Irina Bancos, Anat Ben-Shlomo, Jerome Bertherat, Nienke R Biermasz, Cesar L Boguszewski, Marcello D Bronstein, Michael Buchfelder, John D Carmichael, Felipe F Casanueva, Frederic Castinetti, Philippe Chanson, James Findling, Mônica Gadelha, Eliza B Geer, Andrea Giustina, Ashley Grossman, Mark Gurnell, Ken Ho, Adriana G Ioachimescu, Ursula B Kaiser, Niki Karavitaki, Laurence Katznelson, Daniel F Kelly, André Lacroix, Ann McCormack, Shlomo Melmed, Mark Molitch, Pietro Mortini, John Newell-Price, Lynnette Nieman, Alberto M Pereira, Stephan Petersenn, Rosario Pivonello, Hershel Raff, Martin Reincke, Roberto Salvatori, Carla Scaroni, Ilan Shimon, Constantine A Stratakis, Brooke Swearingen, Antoine Tabarin, Yutaka Takahashi, Marily Theodoropoulou, Stylianos Tsagarakis, Elena Valassi, Elena V Varlamov, Greisa Vila, John Wass, Susan M Webb, Maria C Zatelli, Beverly M K Biller
  • 2021
    Journal of the Endocrine Society10.1210/jendso/bvaa205

    Pituitary Neoplasm Nomenclature Workshop: Does Adenoma Stand the Test of Time?

    Ken Ho, Maria Fleseriu, Ursula Kaiser, Roberto Salvatori, Thierry Brue, M Beatriz Lopes, Pamela Kunz, Mark Molitch, Sally A Camper, Mônica Gadelha, Luis V Syro, Edward Laws, Martin Reincke, Hiroshi Nishioka, Ashley Grossman, Ariel Barkan, Felipe Casanueva, John Wass, Adam Mamelak, Laurence Katznelson, Aart J van der Lely, Sally Radovick, Martin Bidlingmaier, Margaret Boguszewski, Jens Bollerslev, Andrew R Hoffman, Nelson Oyesiku, Gerald Raverot, Anat Ben-Shlomo, Rob Fowkes, Ilan Shimon, Hidenori Fukuoka, Alberto M Pereira, Yona Greenman, Anthony P Heaney, Mark Gurnell, Gudmundur Johannsson, Robert Y Osamura, Michael Buchfelder, Maria Chiara Zatelli, Marta Korbonits, Philippe Chanson, Nienke Biermasz, David R Clemmons, Niki Karavitaki, Marcello D Bronstein, Peter Trainer, Shlomo Melmed
  • 2020
    The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism10.1210/clinem/dgz096

    A Consensus on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acromegaly Comorbidities: An Update.

    Andrea Giustina, Ariel Barkan, Albert Beckers, Nienke Biermasz, Beverly M K Biller, Cesar Boguszewski, Marek Bolanowski, Vivien Bonert, Marcello D Bronstein, Felipe F Casanueva, David Clemmons, Annamaria Colao, Diego Ferone, Maria Fleseriu, Stefano Frara, Monica R Gadelha, Ezio Ghigo, Mark Gurnell, Anthony P Heaney, Ken Ho, Adriana Ioachimescu, Laurence Katznelson, Fahrettin Kelestimur, John Kopchick, Michal Krsek, Steven Lamberts, Marco Losa, Anton Luger, Pietro Maffei, Monica Marazuela, Gherardo Mazziotti, Moises Mercado, Pietro Mortini, Sebastian Neggers, Alberto M Pereira, Stephan Petersenn, Manel Puig-Domingo, Roberto Salvatori, Ilan Shimon, Christian Strasburger, Stylianos Tsagarakis, A J van der Lely, John Wass, Maria Chiara Zatelli, Shlomo Melmed
  • 2018
    Internal Medicine Journal10.1111/imj.13760

    Paul Lee, 1977-2017.

    Jerry R Greenfield, Ken Ho
  • 2017
    Scientific Reports10.1038/s41598-017-09968-7

    Plasma biomarker proteins for detection of human growth hormone administration in athletes.

    Sock-Hwee Tan, Albert Lee, Dana Pascovici, Natasha Care, Vita Birzniece, Ken Ho, Mark P Molloy, Alamgir Khan