Frank Biro, MD, Named Director of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Thursday, September 06, 2007

CINCINNATI -- Frank Biro, MD, has been name director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Biro, who has been a member of the Cincinnati Children's faculty since 1984, is nationally recognized for his work on pubertal maturation and for his expertise in sexually transmitted diseases in teenagers. His studies of adolescent girls have focused on early puberty and how it affects height, weight, body composition and self-esteem as they go through adolescence. His studies on adolescent boys have served to alert clinicians of an early stage of pubertal maturation not previously acknowledged as puberty. He also published a definitive study on gynecomastia (male breast tissue).

Dr. Biro earned a medical degree at Harvard University in 1979 and completed a combined residency in pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Rochester in 1983. He completed a fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, in 1984.

He currently serves as principal investigator for a Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers (BCERC) project examining the impact of environmental exposures on pubertal maturation in girls. The BCERC is a seven-year project jointly funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Biro is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Pediatrics (served as chair of the certification examination) and North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (served as President). He has fellowship status in the Society for Adolescent Medicine, American College of Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been included in the last four editions of Best Doctors in America.

Cincinnati Children's, one of the top five children's hospitals in the nation according to Child magazine, is a 475-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. For its efforts to transform the way health care is provided, Cincinnati Children's received the 2006 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize". Cincinnati Children's ranks second nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health and is a teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The Cincinnati Children's vision is to be the leader in improving child health.

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