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John  C.  Marshall,  MD, PhD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 800612, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0466
Phone: 434.924.2431 Fax: 434.243.6913

Training & Certification


General Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary; Endocrine, Hammersmith Hospital, London; Cardiology and Pulmonology, Brompton Hospital, London; Neurology, Queen Square, London; Cardiology, National Heart Hospital, London


Endocrinology, Hammersmith Hospital, London; Endocrinology, Harbor General Hospital, UCLA

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Member and Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Hypopituitarism, Infertility (female), Pituitary Tumors, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Thyroid nodules, including thyroid cancer, Adrenal disorders

Research Interest:

Mechanisms of GnRH regulation of gonadotropin and steroid synthesis; the etiology of PCOS in adolescence.



John C. Marshall, MD, PhD, is the Andrew D. Hart Professor of Medical Science at the University of Virginia, and was appointed director of the Center for Research in Reproduction in 1996. Dr. Marshall received his MD and PhD degrees at Victoria University of Manchester (UK). His research focuses on physiological control of gonadotropin subunit gene expression, and clinical studies of the origins of abnormal hypothalamic functions in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

  • 1973 Awarded Gold Medal for M.D. Thesis, (Post-Graduate Doctoral Degree, Ph.D. in the Faculty of Medicine), Victoria University of Manchester
  • Awarded Medical Research Council Traveling Fellowship to work in the Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, with Professor W.D. Odell
  • 1974 Awarded Welcome Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science to work in the Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham
  • 1990 Listed in Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors in America 1990-present
  • 1991 Awarded Clinical Endocrinology Trust Medal (UK)
  • 1997 Awarded Transatlantic Medal of the Society for Endocrinology (UK)
  • 2001 Pharmacia Corporation International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research - Finalist Award (Clinical Research Papers published in J. Clin. Endo. Metab. In 2000)
  • 2008 Clinical Investigator Award of the Endocrine Society
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