Prof Gary Wittert
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 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, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist Royal Adelaide Hospital, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Research and Senior Principle Research Fellow at the South Australian Institute for Health and Medical Research, where he is based. In October 2015 he was elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
His research is focused on obesity and obesity associated chronic disease particularly in men. He initiated and oversees the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS), the Male, Adelaide, Inflammation, Lifestyle and Stress (MAILES) Study, and leads a large multi-center diabetes prevention trial in men (T4DM). Among other appointments, Professor Wittert is Independent Chair of the Weight Management Council of Australia, and founding Editor in Chief of Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. He has authored over 300 peer reviewed journal articles.