Short Curriculum of Research

Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Hiort


University of Lübeck
Division of Experimental Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Contact: Olaf.Hiort(at)

Education/ Training

1990-1999Training in Pediatrics, subspecialties Neonatology, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Laboratory Diagnostics
1983-1989Medicine at University of Hamburg and Tufts University of Medicine, Boston

Research Experience/ Academic Appointments

Since 2010Member, European Commission of Experts of Rare Diseases
2008-2011Coordinator, FP7 Project EuroDSD (201444)
2003-2009Deputy Head, BMBF-Network of Rare Diseases “Disorders of Sex Development
2001-2005Head, DFG Clinical Research Group KFO 111 “From Gene to Gender”
Since 2001Professor of Pediatrics, University of Lübeck
1991-1992Post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston


  • Characteristic Features of Reproductive Hormone Profiles in Late Adolescent and Adult Females with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Doehnert U, Bertelloni S, Werner R, Dati E, Hiort O. Sex Dev. 2015 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print
  • International networks for supporting research and clinical care in the field of disorders of sex development. Ahmed SF, Bryce J, Hiort O. Endocr Dev. 2014;27:284-92. doi: 10.1159/000363676. Epub 2014 Sep 9
  • Utilization of health care services and satisfaction with care in adults affected by disorders of sex development (DSD). Thyen U, Lux A, Jürgensen M, Hiort O, Köhler B. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Aug;29 Suppl 3:S752-9. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2917-7.
  • Management of disorders of sex development. Hiort O, Birnbaum W, Marshall L, Wünsch L, Werner R, Schröder T, Döhnert U, Holterhus PM. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2014 Sep;10(9):520-9. doi: 10.1038/nrendo.2014.108. Epub 2014 Jul 15. Review.
  • The differential role of androgens in early human sex development. Hiort O. BMC Med. 2013 Jun 24;11:152. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-152. Review