John A. Kanis, prof. MD (UK)

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Prof. John A. Kanis is Emeritus Professor in Human Metabolism, and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, UK.
He is the President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
Prof. Kanis’ research interests are largely related to disorders of skeletal metabolism including osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone, hyperparathyro­idism, renal osteodystrophy and neoplasia affecting the skeleton.
Contributions to research include cell biology, histomorphometry of bone, assessment and treatment of bone disorders, guideline development, health technology assessment, epidemiology and health economics.
He is the Editor of Osteoporosis International and serves on the editorial board of several journals.
He is the author of more than 800 papers, chapters and books on bone disease and metabolism. His current major interest is in the development of risk assessment algorithms and the formulation of practice guidelines in many regions of the world.