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Dr Gilberto Da Paz Filho

Visiting Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61-2-6125-2380

Areas of expertise

  • Endocrinology 110306
  • Paediatrics 111403
  • Metabolic Medicine 110107
  • Clinical Sciences 1103

Research interests

Dr. Paz-Filho's fields of interest are obesity, leptin physiology, regulation of energy balance, thyroid diseases, and meta-analyses.


Gilberto Paz-Filho was Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research between 2009-2017, after a 3-year period of postdoctoral studies at the University of Miami. He has moved from academia to industry, and currently is Visiting Fellow at ANU.

He has obtained his MD degree in 2001 and his Master of Internal Medicine degree in 2006, both from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil. He is an Endocrinologist certified by the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SBEM), being ranked in 1st place amongst more than 300 candidates taking the board examinations in 2005. He has been a Member of the International Editorial Board of the Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the most important journal of Endocrinology in South America. He has received several honours and awards from SBEM, the Latin American Thyroid Society, The Endocrine Society (TES) and the International Society of Endocrinology. He is also recipient of TES International Scholars Award in 2006, the Gordon and Gretel Bootes Foundation Award in 2010, and the Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Prize in 2011. Two of his research papers have received the Professor Waldemar Berardinelli Award for the best Clinical Research paper published in Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism, in 2012 and in 2014.

Dr. Paz-Filho has published over 80 original papers, reviews, letters to the Editor, editorials, and book chapters.

Dr. Paz-Filho has been invited to speak at national and international conferences in the field of endocrinology, such as Experimental Biology 2009, the 14th Latin American Thyroid Society Meeting, the Neuroendocrinology Australasia-Endocrine Society of Australia Meeting in 2012, and the 31st Brazilian Congress of Endocrinology in 2014.

He was Instructor of Endocrinology at Federal University of Parana. At ANU, he has also co-convened the Master of Translational Medicine (TM) and of the Graduate Certificate in TM programmes (and their related courses).


Past student projects


Ainy Khan


Master of Philosophy 


Risk factors for the development of gestational diabetes and progression to type 2 diabetes.

Yan Zhang 


Master of Philosophy


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