Dr. Alexander Augusto de Lima Jorge
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo (USP).
  • Principal Investigator, Genetic Endocrinology Unit.

Dr. Alexander Augusto de Lima Jorge is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), School of Medicine. Additionally, he serves as a Principal Investigator at the Genetic Endocrinology Unit. His expertise lies in growth disorders, and his research focuses on discovering and understanding the genetic mechanisms involved in growth and development disorders.

Dr. Alexis Kalergis

Dr. Alexis Kalergis is a Full Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He has led groundbreaking research in immunology, receiving accolades such as the Avonni National Innovation Award. He currently heads the Millennium Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy, known for his contributions to the development of COVID-19 vaccines in Chile.

Dr. David Zangen


Dr.Patricia Papendieck MD PhD
  • Medical Doctor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires.
  • University Specialist in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Buenos Aires.
  • Staff Physician in the Endocrinology Division at Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez Children's Hospital (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Her clinical and research focus is on thyroid diseases in childhood and adolescence, particularly nodular pathology, differentiated thyroid carcinoma, and hyperthyroidism.
She completed her Doctorate on Congenital Hypothyroidism.
Dr. Gabriel Ángel Martos Moreno MD, PhD
  • Associate Specialist, Endocrinology Department, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Dr. Gabriel Ángel Martos Moreno is an accomplished pediatric endocrinologist currently serving as an Associate Specialist at the Endocrinology Department of Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital in Madrid. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Dr. Madson Almeida
  • Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Clinics Hospital & Cancer Institute of Sao Paulo State, University of Sao Paulo Medical School.
  • Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology LIM25, Division of Endocrinology, University of Sao Paulo Medical School.
  • President of the Adrenal and Hypertension Department, Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Dr. Tiago Jeronimo

Dr. Tiago Jeronimo Dos Santos is a pediatric endocrinologist consultant at Hospital Vithas Almería, "Instituto Hispalense de Pediatría", and Professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Almería, Andalusia, Spain. He holds a doctorate in Epidemiology and Public Health from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and specializes in research on type 1 diabetes, diabetes technology, and health equity. He is an active member of ESPE, SLEP, and ISPAD, where he volunteers as an Advisory Council member.

Dr. Ethel Codner
  • Professor, University of Chile.

Dra. Ethel Codner is a distinguished Professor at the University of Chile. Her research focuses on gonadal function in adolescents, both with and without diabetes. Additionally, she is a member of various editorial panels and scientific committees.

Dr. Gabriela Guercio MD, PhD
  • Chief of Medical Clinic, Endocrinology Department, Garrahan Pediatric Hospital.
  • Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Specialist Program, UBA, Garrahan Site.
  • Independent Researcher, CONICET.

Dr. Gabriela Guercio is a prominent specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Currently, she leads the Medical Clinic in the Endocrinology Department at Garrahan Pediatric Hospital. Additionally, she directs the Pediatric Endocrinology Specialist Program at UBA, based at Garrahan. She also conducts independent research as a CONICET investigator.

Dr. Karine Khatchadourian
  • Pediatric Endocrinologist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa.

Dr. Karine Khatchadourian is a pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. Her clinical and research focus is on hormone therapy for transgender youth. She has been providing hormone therapy and support to transgender youth for over 10 years. She is the medical co-director of CHEO’s Gender Diversity Program.

Dr. Margaret Zacharin


Dr. Veronica Mericq
  • Professor, Institute of Maternal and Child Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.

Dr. Verónica Mericq is a distinguished Full Professor at the Institute of Maternal and Child Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile. Her expertise spans pediatrics and endocrinology, with a particular focus on human growth interactions with carbohydrate metabolism and insulin sensitivity. She has participated in numerous funded research trials as both a co-investigator and principal investigator. Dr. Mericq has authored 195 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has contributed seven chapters to endocrinology books. She is a member of various endocrinology and pediatrics societies and serves on the editorial board of several specialized endocrinology journals.


SLEP, the Latin American Society of Pediatric Endocrinology was founded in 1986 under the leadership of César Bergadá. The main objective of the society is to integrate pediatric endocrinologists, biochemists, pediatricians, endocrinologists or professionals from similar areas for the development of pediatric endocrinology in the broadest sense in Latin America.


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