Mehul Dattani is Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology based at the University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and Specialty Lead in Endocrinology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). He has an active clinical practice in paediatric and adolescent Endocrinology at GOSH and University College London Hospitals (UCLH). He completed a 3-year term as Chair of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, followed by a 7 year term as Chair of the Programme Organizing Committee and member of the Council of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE). He is the Convenor/Host of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology for 2024, and hosted the ESPE2021 Online Annual meeting. He has also served as co-Chair of the Pituitary Main Thematic Group of the ENDO-ERN initiative until December 2020.
Professor Dattani has established a laboratory group investigating the molecular basis of hypothalamo-pituitary disease at UCL. He has identified novel genes implicated in hypothalamo-pituitary development in patients with congenital hypopituitarism, and has worked on understanding the molecular basis of a paediatric brain tumour called adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma. He has more than 250 publications including original articles and scholarly reviews in a number of high impact journals, as well as numerous book chapters. He sits on numerous advisory boards and editorial boards of journals. He has previously received the ESPE Henning Andersen awards (on 2 occasions), RCPCH Donald Paterson Award, the Kalaitzoglou Prize from The Hellenic Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, the 2022 Visionary award from the Human Growth Foundation, and the 2022 ESPE Research Award for his scientific work. He has co-authored 3 textbooks to date, including the 7th Edition of Brook’s Clinical Paediatric Endocrinology.