Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with hormones and hormonal dysregulation related to the endocrine glands such as adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus and gonadal dysfunction.
- Pituitary MDT and regional referral tertiary centre for Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire
- Neuroendocrine Adrenal MDT
- Combined Osteoporosis MDT
- Endocrine-GUM MDT
- Bariatric clinic
- Transition Endocrine clinic
- Joint Thyroid Eye clinic
The dynamic endocrine tests are conducted within the Medical Investigation Unit located at the end of outpatient 3 and both short and long tests are performed for the patients seen in the general endocrine clinics requiring follow up.
The team facilitate and lead a regional educational meeting for the clinicians and trainees in the region once every three months to discuss complex patients. This forum provides a platform for sharing knowledge as well as training.
The department supports undergraduate medical students from Keele University and also provides training opportunities for Foundation doctors, Core Medical trainees and Specialist Registrars on the West Midlands higher specialist rotational training programme in Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus and General (Internal) Medicine.
CONSULTANTS (Special interests in brackets)
Endocrinology Diabetes & General Medicine
Dr Gurmit Gill (Bariatric medicine)
Dr Biju Jose (Pituitary & Lipid services)
Dr Sushuma Kalidindi (Bariatric medicine)
Dr Amy Kennedy (Transition & Adolescent Endocrine services)
Dr Ananth Nayak (Clinical Service Lead; Thyroid eye clinic)
Dr Laks Varadhan (Bone & Antenatal endocrinology)
Dr Arun Vijay (Renal, Pituitary & Insulin pump)
Dr George Varughese
Endocrinology & Acute Medicine
Dr Arjun Mukherjee
Endocrinology & Metabolism
Prof Fahmy Hanna (Adrenal)
Dr Antony George
ENDOCRINE SPECIALIST NURSES
Ms Gill Powner
Ms Kate Lawton