Professor Ken Ho has been an international opinion leader in pituitary medicine for over 20 years. He is an authority on pituitary disease and the GH system in metabolic health and disease. His work is strongly translational integrating laboratory and clinical studies to elucidate the metabolic mechanisms causing and developing treatments for obesity and protein wasting. He is Research Director and pre-eminent senior staff specialist at Princess Alexandra Hospital and holds conjoint professorial appointments at the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology. He has an H index of 55 from publishing over 240 papers that have been cited over 11900 times.