Professor Hegedüs is a consultant physician at the Department of Endocrinology in Odense, Denmark, and a full professor since 2006. He has authored chapters in major textbooks in endocrinology and edited a European textbook on thyroid diseases. Professor Hegedüs’ 530 publications have been cited > 15000 times and his H-index is 65. Dr. Hegedüs is an Associate Editor of Thyroid, and a previous Editor of Clinical Endocrinology. He has mentored around 50 individuals defending their academic theses. He is the current president of the European Thyroid Association and a former president of the Danish Thyroid Association. Professor Hegedüs is the recipient of several prizes, including the George Murray lecture and the Pitt-Rivers lecture from the British Thyroid Association and the Frontiers in Science Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. At his University, he has received recognitions as the best researcher and the best teacher of medical students.