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Curriculum Vitae (Revised Oct 18, 2007)

Address Montreal Children’s Hospital,
2300 Tupper St., Rm C-244
Montréal, Québec, H3H 1P3
Telephone +1-514-412-4315
Fax +1-514-412-4264
E-mail [email protected]
Date of Birth 18 April, 1948
Place of Birth Edessa, Greece
Citizenship Canadian

M.D. degree: Aristotelian University,
1972 Thessalonica, Greece

Postgraduate Training
1972-73 Rotating Internship, University of Manitoba
1973-74 Pediatric Residency, University of Manitoba
1974-75 Laboratory Medicine Residency, University of Ottawa
1975-77 Pediatric Residency, Dalhousie University
1977-79 Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Montreal
(Hôpital Ste Justine)

1980-83 Research fellow, McGill University
(Polypeptide Hormone Laboratory and Montreal Children's Hospital)

University Appointments
1983-89 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
1989-2000 Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, McGill
2000- Professor, Department of Pediatrics
1991- Associate Member, Experimental Medicine, McGill
1997- Associate Member, Department of Human Genetics, McGill

Academic Appointments
1979-80 Research Associate, Research Center for Human Growth,
University of Montreal
Montreal Children’s Hospital
1995 - Fellowship Committee of Research Institute
1998 - Chair - Fellowship committee of RI-MUHC
McGill University Health Center Research Inst.
2001 - 2006 Vice-chair, MUHC-RI Research Council

1998 - Co-leader - MUHC-RI Endocrine Axis

2001 - Member of the Management committee

2002 - Phenotyping Committee, International T1D Genetics Consortium (NIH/JDRF)

2002 - International Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium Phenotyping Committee.

Royal College of Physicians of Canada
1996 - 2000 Member of the Endocrinology Nucleus Committee.

Committee for the accreditation and infrastructure financing of graduate studies program
1997 - 2002 Ministry of Education, Hellenic Republic (Greece)


Hospital Appointments
1983- Physician, Endocrinology, Montreal Children's Hospital
1998- Director, Endocrinology, Montreal Children's Hospital
1997- Director, Endocrine Genetics Laboratory, Montreal Children's Hospital
Research Institute

  • Philippe Froguel, Imperial College London, Genetics of type 2 diabetes.
  • Hakon Hakonrason, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Genetics of type 1 diabetes
  • Gerald Nepom and Ivana Durinovic-Bello, U Washington, Seattle, a humanized mouse model for immune tolerance to insulin.

Specialist Certifications
1977 Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Pediatrics)
1978 Pediatrics (Québec)
1979 Endocrinology (Québec)

Special Honors, Awards, Recognition
Period Award Institution
1966-1972 IIKY scholarship - National Scholarships

National Scholarships Foundation (Greece)

1981-1983 Research Fellowship Medical Research Council of Canada
1983-1985 Junior Research Scientist
Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute

  1. DNA Assay for the Prediction of Autoimmune Diabetes, U.S. Patent No. 6,534,272 B2, July 23, 2001; Co-inventors: Dr. Constantin Polychronakos, Dr. Petros Vafiadis, Rosemarie Grabs, and Dr. Houria Ounissi-Benkalha
  2. Direct Determination of DNA Sequence Melting Temperatures by Automated, Temperature Dependent, Electrochemical Impedance Measurements, 2000
    Co-Inventors: Drs. M.F. Lawrence, Isabelle Lawrence, C. Marquette

  3. Genetic Predictors of Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Patent Application being filed. Lead Inventor: C. Polychronakos. Co-inventors: Robert Sladek and Philippe Froguel.
  4. Two novel loci for the prediction of type 1 diabetes. Lead Inventor: Constantin Polychronakos. Co-inventor: Huiqi Qu.


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