Gary Allen Wittert, MBBch, MD, FRACP, FRCP

Professor
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Department of Medicine

Biographical Sketch:
Professor Gary Wittert obtained his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa. He trained as an endocrinologist in Christchurch New Zealand and subsequently received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Oregon Health Sciences University. He joined the University of Adelaide in 1994, received a Personal Chair in 2004 and is currently Head of the Discipline of Medicine. He is Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Research and founding member of the Centre for Nutritional Physiology. He leads the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study, and a “multi-centre diabetes prevention trial of testosterone for men”, is independent Chair of the Weight Management Council of Australia, Vice President of the Asia Oceania Society for the Study of Obesity, Past President of the Australian Society for the Study of Obesity, and Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. His research interests relate to peripheral mechanisms of appetite regulation, regulation of intermediary metabolism, testosterone physiology, and management and prevention of obesity and related complications. He has authored over 180 peer reviewed papers. His work is currently funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and the Australian Research Council.
Papers:
POPULATION-BASED PATTERNS OF TESTOSTERONE USE, 1976-2008
Comparison of methods for assessing testosterone concentrations in a population-based sample of men
S25 Hot Topics in Male Reproduction
S25-1 Androgens and Sleep: A Two-Way Street