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Paul Leslie Hofman


Neonatology, Paediatric Endocrinology
Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand

Biography

He is primarily a paediatric endocrinologist who divides time between clinical work at the Starship Children Hospital and research at the Liggins Institute. I have a focus on clinical research, especially in the areas of child and adolescent diabetes, new born screening, obesity and developmental origins of adult disease. I am actively involved in postgraduate teaching and am a supervisor for MSc, PhD and MD stduents. He has senior roles in the two largest regional societies (immediate past-president of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group and president elect of the Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society). I assist numerous support groups including the Diabetes Youth, Turner Syndrome society, the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia society and the Prader Willi Syndrome Society, whereI am past president. I am also part of a small group of regional endocrinologists involved in improving endocrine training in the Asia Pacific Region and regularly involved in endocrine training workshops in Asia.

Research Interest

Metabolic and growth effects of prematurity. Metabolic and growth effects of being small for gestational age. Metabolic and growth effects of being born by assisted reproductive techniques. Metabolic consequences of pubertal timing. Exercise in pregnancy and maternal and infant outcomes. Diabetes – especially the effects on cardiovascular function.

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