Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes was launched in 1994, with Obesity added to the title in 2007. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The fields of endocrinology and diabetes are divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce one of the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
William H. Ludlam
Dr Ludlam is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, USA where he received both his medical and graduate doctoral degrees. He completed his Internal Medicine and Endocrinology training as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in gene regulation (Vollum Institute) at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. After completing his clinical training, Dr Ludlam continued on as a faculty member at OHSU and developed the Pituitary Unit there, serving for six years as its first Director. In 2007 he relocated his practice to the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and currently serves as the Director of the Seattle Pituitary Center. He has an active clinical practice managing patients with pituitary disorders and has a particular clinical and academic interest in patients with Cushing's disease. His clinical research interests include developing novel diagnostic and treatment options for patients with pituitary tumours and he participates in multiple national and international clinical research studies. His basic science interests are in transcriptional regulation and chromatin remodelling.