Stephen H LaFranchi, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Oregon Health & Science University. Dr LaFranchi received his MD, Pediatric Residency, and Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship training at University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty at the Oregon Health & Science University and was Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Director of Fellowship Training from 1975–2001. Dr LaFranchi served the Pediatric Endocrine Society as Chair of the Education Committee (1984–1987), treasurer (1988–1993) and then president (1999–2000). He served on the endocrine subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics for 6 years (1993–1998). Dr LaFranchi has been the endocrine consultant to the 6-state Northwest Regional Newborn Screening Program since 1975. He was the coordinating author of the 1993 American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for management of congenital hypothyroidism. He is the author of 12 pediatric thyroid topics for several online resources and past associate editor of Thyroid.