Cheri Deal, PhD, MD, FRCPC recently retired from her position as the Chief of Endocrinology and Diabetes and tenured Full Professor at the Sainte-Justine Mother-Child University of Montreal Hospital, where she has worked since 1992. Dr. Deal continues on for her teaching and research activities. She has trained over 50 fellows and residents, and has over 150 publications, including co-editorship of the publication Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Endocrinology, in 2019.Dr Deal has completed mandates as the President of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM), as Council Member for the Growth Hormone Research Society, as the Training Director for the Royal College program in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes for the University of Montreal, and as site leader for the pan-Canadian Child Health Clinical Scientist Training Program (CCHCSP) for many years; she currently sits on the Education Committee of the Council of the International Society of Endocrinology.Dr. Deal’s research interests have included the genetics and the epigenetics of the growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor (GH-IGF) axis. She has contributed to the elucidation of the molecular defects associated with a wide range of rare pediatric endocrine disorders, as well as participated in clinical studies and in the elaboration of clinical practice guidelines aimed at ameliorating outcomes in endocrine diseases including congenital hypopituitarism/GH deficiency, APECED, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Turner Syndrome/SHOX deficiency. She received the 2017 Robert Volpé CSEM Distinguished Service Award for her contributions in clinical care, research, administration and teaching.