Ashley Grossman, MD, FRCP
Outstanding Mentor Award
Ashley Grossman has trained many leading endocrinologists in Europe and the world. With his amazing ability to combine superb clinical knowledge and many years of patient-related experience with up-to-date detailed knowledge of basic science, he enthusiastically transferred his love of academic and clinical endocrinology to his younger colleagues.
Many of his over 100 trainees are now leaders in their field of expertise, but still keep contact and long-lasting friendship with him. In addition to trainees in the UK and Europe, Ashley has provided considerable support to fellows and young physicians arriving from less privileged countries form Asia and Africa and he set up yearly training sessions for a new generation of endocrinologists in Central Asia.
Ashley has provided considerable support to fellows and young physicians arriving from less privileged countries form Asia and Africa and he set up yearly training sessions for a new generation of endocrinologists in Central Asia.
His mentorship covers not just clinical and academic endocrinology, but also the management of clinics, clinical trials, a research laboratory, interactions with colleagues, tackling problems with collaborators, journal editors, and grant reviewers while retaining a passion for endocrinology. He has served as faculty for Pituitary Postgraduate courses organized in Denmark and France, runs a Masterclass in Endocrinology in Oxford and acts as mentor to young clinicians for the Academy of Medical Sciences.
As editor of several endocrinology textbooks and as the senior editor and now president of Endotext, Ashley continues to assist and help train future generations of endocrinologists.
This award is presented to an individual in recognition of their career commitment to mentoring, for making a significant positive impact on their mentees’ education and career, and for advancing research or patient care in the field of endocrinology through their mentees. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to, nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance, and positive role modeling.