Boston Pepper Center Speaker Series 

September, 25 2017 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Testosterone in Aging Men : Lessons From Recent Randomized Trials”

Shalender Bhasin, MB, BS
Director – Boston Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Director – Center for Clinical Investigation
Director – Research Program in Men’s Health : Aging and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine – Harvard Medical School

Dr. Bhasin is one of the foremost translational investigators in reproductive endocrinology and aging, whose pioneering investigations have helped resolve some of the most controversial issues in reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Bhasin’s discoveries include: the first clear demonstration that testosterone increases muscle mass and strength; characterization of testosterone’s dose response relationships, and elucidation of the mechanisms by which testosterone increases muscle mass and stimulates erythropoiesis as well as  clarifying the role of  5α-reductase type 2 in men. His research has helped clarify the adverse effects of androgens. Dr. Bhasin’s research has led to new applications of androgens and selective androgen receptor modulators. He has led the efforts to generate harmonized, population-based reference ranges for testosterone, characterized testosterone’s binding to SHBG and described a new model for estimation of free testosterone. He has served as: Associate Editor of the JCEM; Chair of the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the Endocrine Society; Chair of the Clinical Guidelines Panel of the Endocrine Society for diagnosis and treatment of hypogonadism; and Chair of American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology and Metabolism Board from 2011 to 2015. He was the recipient of the Endocrine Society’s 2015 Outstanding Clinical Investigator award. Dr. Bhasin has received numerous research and teaching awards, published over 300 papers, and his research has been supported by uninterrupted NIH funding for nearly 30 years.


Utiger Conference Room
221 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115