Professor George Kahaly M.D., Ph.D., is a senior physician at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the I. Medical Clinic and Polyclinic of the University of Mainz. He directs the Endocrine and Thyroid Autoimmunity Program in the Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic, is Chair of the ORPHAN Expert Centre for Graves’ Orbitopathy and Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy and directs the Molecular Thyroid Research Laboratory. George Kahaly has authored about 330 original articles and reviews. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists / American College of Endocrinology (AACE/ACE) Endocrinology Award and the British Thyroid Association Medal (George Murray Award). Kahaly is co-editor of major journals and co-organiser of international congresses. He serves as a board member of the European Group of Graves’ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) and has been active in various committees of the American Thyroid Association for many years.