For Sept. 29, 1999

Dr. Pacak was born in Czechoslovakia. He earned his medical degree at Charles University, in Prague, where he also completed a residency and research fellowship. He came to NIH in 1990 as a fellow with the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of NINDS. He left for 2 years to complete a residency at the Washington Hospital Center, and returned in 1997. He is now a senior staff fellow with the Inter-Institute Endocrinology Training Program, where he established the Pheochromocytoma Clinic.

Dr. Pacak's research focuses on the role of central and peripheral catecholamines on the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, and the role of catecholamines in stress disorders.

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