Dr. Ruy Lyra is professor of endocrinology at the Federal University of Pernambuco, in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil. He also serves as co-ordinator of clinical research at the Instituto de Endocrinologia do Recife, Brazil and is a Senior Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford, associated with the Tseu Medical Institute.
Dr. Lyra graduated in medicine in 1985 from the University of Pernambuco. He completed his postgraduate training in endocrinology in the state of Pernambuco, and studied for his Master's Degree and PhD at the Federal University of Pernambuco. In 1996–1997, he participated in academic and clinical care activities as a clinical observer at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Oxford, UK.
As well as being editor of four books on diabetes (one of them also published in Spanish and distributed to countries other than Brazil – Diabetes Mellitus: Visión Latinoamericana), Dr Lyra has developed 61 book chapters and published many articles in scientific journals. He has also taken part in over 200 national and international conferences.
His other activities include: former president of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (2007–2008); former vice-president of the Brazilian Society of Diabetes (2010–2011); former vice-president of the Pan American Federation of Endocrinology (2010–2012); former president of the Latin American Federation of Endocrinology (2012–2015); and vice-president of the Brazilian Society of Diabetes (2014 to present day).