Dr Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis is professor of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism in addition to holding the position of Chairman of the Third Department of Medicine, Medical School University of Athens. She received her MD from Medical School of Athens and her PhD in experimental Endocrinology on the effects of androgens in hypophysectomised rats, from the same University. Dr Diamanti-Kandarakis completed her initial training in internal medicine in England before continuing in the United States. For the past 15 years, her research interests have been focused on clinical, molecular and environmental aspects of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities in Polycystic ovarian syndrome. This work has generated more than 120 publications and more than 3,500 citations. Dr Diamanti-Kandarakis has been invited by the international academic community as a speaker and has given more than 100 lectures, in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.