Prof. Dr. Thomas Danne is the Director of the Department of General Pediatrics and Endocrinology/Diabetology at the Children's Hospital On the Bult, Hannover Medical School, Germany, and heads the Diabetes Center for Children and Adolescents, which is the largest pediatric diabetes center in Germany.
Presently he is appointed as President of International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), is a member of the Consultative Section for Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes (CSCAD) of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Speaker of the German Working Group for Pediatric Diabetology (AGPD) and past Conference President of the German Diabetes Association (DDG).
He studied (1977-1983) and trained (1984-88) at the Children´s Hospital of the Free University Berlin, is a former Research Fellow of the Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School in Boston (1988-91) and was a consultant pediatrician at the Charite Children´s Hospital Berlin (1991- 2000) before taking his present position in Hannover. He has been involved in the writing committees of the 1995, 2000 and 2006 ISPAD Consensus Guidelines.
He is the Principal Investigator of international multicentre studies such as the recent pediatric ONSET-trial (France, UK, Finland, Austria, Poland) for treating children with diabetes with sensor-augmented insulin pumps, the European Pedpump initiative following more than 1500 children with pump therapy across Europe, and is national coordinator of the EU and NIH funded TRIGR-Study (Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk), and founding member of the International Hvidore Childhood Diabetes study comparing process, structure and outcome data of 27 international pediatric diabetes centers.