where I'm now the Director of Clinical Trials Research and am developing a program in pediatric thyroidology.
My entire professional career has been devoted to the care and study of children with hormonal disorders with particular reference to children with abnormalities of the thyroid gland. I've published numerous original articles and book chapters and have held leadership positions in both the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association.
I'll echo Dr. Hamilton and say that unfortunately I do not have any financial relationship with any company whose product might be affected by this discussion at the present time. However, I have received research support and honoraria for speaking engagements and have been on the Thyroid Research Advisory Council, a peer-review research committee, sponsored by Knoll Pharmaceuticals in the past.
You've heard a lot about the consequences of small dose changes in thyroid hormone in adults. The purpose of my presentation is to emphasize the significant irreversible impact of small dose changes in levothyroxine on the brain development of small babies with congenital