Name: Gregory A. Brent, MD

Affiliation: Departments of Medicine and Physiology David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Chapters Contributed: Physiology and Tests of Thyroid Function in Pregnancy

General Biographical Description: Dr. Brent is Professor of Medicine and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes Division, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He completed his clinical and research fellowships in endocrinology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He recently completed a term as Secretary/Chief Operating Officer of the American Thyroid Association and chair of the National Institutes of Health, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology Study Section. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Thyroid, Molecular Endocrinology and Endocrinology.

Special Interests: Molecular mechanisms of thyroid hormone action, iodine transport in hormone-dependent cancers and thyroid disease in pregnancy

Contact Address: Endocrinology and Diabetes Division, 111D, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA