Maria Fleseriu, M.D., F.A.C.E.

  • Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine
  • Director OHSU Pituitary Center, OHSU Brain Institute


Maria Fleseriu, M.D., FACE, has a longstanding clinical and research interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary and adrenal disorders and has been global principal investigator in many clinical trials on pituitary disorders, including Cushing’s, acromegaly and growth hormone deficiency. She has authored over 250 manuscripts in prestigious journals, including research on novel treatments, international guidelines and consensus papers for Cushing’s, acromegaly and hypopituitarism.

She is past president of the Pituitary Society, serves on its executive board of directors, chairs its Physician Education Committee and co-chaired consensus guidelines for Cushing’s for the Pituitary Society. She is the past chair of the Endocrine Society’s Guidelines Committee and its hypopituitarism task force. She has served on several other committees for the Endocrine Society, Pituitary Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and European Society of Endocrinology.

Dr Fleseriu is a frequent plenary guest speaker at national and international meetings. She has received several national and international awards, including the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Award from the UK Society of Endocrinology.

Dr Fleseriu is Deputy Editor for European Journal of Endocrinology, Associate Editor for Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism and a member of many editorial boards, including Pituitary. She is passionate about teaching students, residents and fellows and is the Pituitary Fellowship Program Director at OHSU. She has been closely involved in leadership positions with educational programs sponsored by the Endocrine Society, the Pituitary Society, and patient advocacy groups to teach physicians and patients about pituitary tumors and neuroendocrine disorders.

Education and training

    • M.D., 1993, The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara
  • Residency

    • Internal medicine, University Hospital Sibiu, Romania
    • Case Western Reserve University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship

    • Endocrinology, University Hospital Sibiu and National Institute of Endocrinology, Romania
    • Cleveland Clinic, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Certifications

    • Board Certified in endocrinology


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