Last updated on: 1/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Dennis M. Styne, MD Biography

Title:
Rumsey Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California Davis School of Medicine
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“One outbreak of gynecomastia [development of enlarged breasts in males] in boys and precocious thelarche [premature development of breast buds in females] in girls in Bahrain was traced to ingestion of milk from a cow given continuous estrogen treatment by its owner to ensure uninterrupted milk production.”

“Puberty,” Greenspan’s Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, D.G. Gardner and D. Shoback, eds., 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Rumsey Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, 1989-present
  • Professor of Pediatrics, University of California Davis School of Medicine, 1983-present
  • Director, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology, University of California Davis Health System
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Pediatric Society, Endocrinology Society, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrinology Society, Society for Pediatric Research, Western Society for Pediatric Research, and the Western Association of Physicians
  • Included in Best Doctors in America, 1992, 1994-1995
Education:
  • MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine, 1971
  • BS, Northwestern University, 1969
Other:
  • None found