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Zvi Laron

Born  1927

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Romanian-Israeli paediatric endocrinologist, born 1927, Cernauti, Romania.

Biography of Zvi Laron

Zvi Laron began his medical education at the medical school in Timisoara. In 1948 he moved to Israel and graduated from the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem in 1952. 1956-1957 he was a research and clinical fellow in paediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston.

From 1958 to 1992, Laron was Director, Institute of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Avis University. He was appointed professor in 1971. From 1983 to 1997 Laron was Incumbent of the Irene and Nicholas Marsh Chair in Endocrinology and Juvenile Diabetes, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Avis University.

Since 1998 Laron is Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Endocrinology, Tel Aviv University and Director of Endocrinology & Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel. This centre was previously known as the Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Tel Aviv.

Zvi Laron has received many honours, among them the 1999 Andrea Prader Award.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper for information submitted.


  • Zvi Laron, editor:
    The Adipose Child. November 1976.
  • International Beilinson Symposium Staff, Zvi Laron, Editor:
    Diabetes in Juveniles : Proceedings of the 2nd Beilinson, Symposium on the Various Faces in Juveniles. Jerusalem, Israel. 2nd edition, 1977.
  • International Beilinson Symposium Staff, Zvi Laron, Editor:
    Psychological Aspects of Balance of Diabetes in Juvenile : Proceedings of the 3rd Beilinson Symposium, Pt. 2, Herzlyg, 1875. September 1977.
  • Zvi Laron, editor:
    Third Joint Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) : Proceedings of the Plenary Lectures and Symposia, Jerusalem, October - November 1989. July, 1990.
  • John Boulton, Zvi Laron, Jean Rey, editors:
    Long Term Consequences of Early Feeding. 1995.
  • Zvi Laron:
    Somatomedin-1 (recombinant insulin-like growth factor-1): Clinical pharmacology and potential treatment ofendocrine and metabolic disorders.
    Biodrugs, 1999, 11: 55-70.
  • Zvi Laron:
    The essential role of IGF-1: Lessons from the long-term study and treatment of children and adults with Laron syndrome.
    The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1999, 84: 4397-4404.
  • 1999 Andrea Prader Award.
    Hormon Research 2000, 53 (2): 104-105.
    [presentation of the laureate Zvi Laron]

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