Dr. Melmed received his medical degree with distinction from the University of Cape Town, School of Medicine in 1970. At Cedars-Sinai since 1980, he is executive vice president for academic affairs, and dean of the medical faculty. He holds the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Distinguished Chair in Investigative Medicine and has been funded by NIH for translational and clinical discovery in pituitary medicine since 1980. Recipient of multiple awards from the Endocrine Society, UK Society of Endocrinology and American Association of Endocrinology, he edits the major endocrine textbooks used globally, and is a director of CA Institute of Regenerative Medicine and of CA Life Sciences Association. At Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Melmed has spearheaded major academic growth and development, recruiting talented nationally recognized faculty leadership, establishing new programs and maintaining standards of excellence for educational programs, all propelling Cedars-Sinai to top tier national ranking.