Robert Knutzen, M.B.A., was diagnosed with the pituitary disorder, acromegaly.
Knutzen has been instrumental in raising awareness of the dangers associated with pituitary diseases and disorders worldwide.
Knutzen organizes conferences, publishes health information, raises money to support research, and hosts a forum for the pituitary community.
He helps individual pituitary patients on the difficult path from diagnosis to treatment and rest-of-life care.
Working as an advocate on the behalf of pituitary patients, Knutzen has garnered the support and respect of top medical professionals who recognize the importance of raising pituitary awareness.
This coalition between the medical and patient communities has achieved a remarkable level of success in educational endeavors.
Knutzen’s unrelenting pursuit of public awareness has led him to get involved in a number of ways.
By publishing, editing, and contributing articles to the Network of magazines and Highlights newsletters, Knutzen has managed to keep pituitary issues in the spotlight.
He also co-edited an issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; Emotional Aspects of Pituitary Disease and has contributed entries to “Comprehensive Clinical Endocrinology” and others.
His many speaking engagements at the world’s top universities and institutions in pituitary education and patient care include:
The National Institutes of Health,
The University of California at Los Angeles,
The University of Pennsylvania,
The University of San Francisco,
The University of Erlangen (Germany),
Westmeade Hospital (Australia)
The Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinologists (Switzerland).
Knutzen arranged for the American Medical Association to co-sponsor a one-day press briefing to raise awareness of hormonal issues.
Knutzen organized the Family Hormonal Health Symposium, with the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense.
Books by Robert Knutzen, M.B.A.