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Dr Rakesh Amin

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

MBChB (Hons) MRCP MSc MD (commendation)

Specialty

Children's Services
Endocrinology

Special Interests

Abnormalities of Growth and puberty, thyroid problems, cortisol, diabetes, obesity, menstrual problems in young women, bone and vitamin D problems. 

Languages

English, Gujarati

NHS Base

Department of Endocrinology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Address

The Portland Hospital

234 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5QT

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Biography

Background

I have practiced as a consultant paediatrician specializing in diabetes and endocrinology since 2004. My NHS appointments are at Great Ormond Street Hospital (for endocrinology) and UCLH (for diabetes).  My research activities occur in conjunction with the UCL Institute of Child Health, London and I am a member of various national and international organizations and have been part of a number of national working groups.

 Thanks to the unique training culture within the NHS, my clinical experiences have been rich and varied. I have been lucky enough to work in several specialist centres across the country, and have seen huge numbers of children over the years with both common and extremely complex endocrine conditions. My experience includes patients from all cultures and backgrounds, and I'm proud to offer anyone I see the same level of service. As well as my clinical work, I am research-active, and I use this as an evidence base for my clinical practice.

 I see children and young people quickly and efficiently and only request investigations and start treatments if absolutely necessary. As a parent myself I understand the importance of being friendly and approachable, and clear, jargon-free explanations.

 Training

I trained at Leeds University Medical School (honours degree in medicine 1991). I went on to train in paediatric medicine in London (1996) before specialising in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in London and Oxford (2004). I was awarded an MD with commendation for research undertaken at Cambridge on the subject of the hormonal determinants of microvascular disease in type 1 diabetes (2006). Subsequently, I was appointed as a consultant in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes, initially at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (2005), then at St Barts and the London Hospitals (2010). I am now very proud to be at Great Ormond Street and Institute of Child Health as consultant and honorary senior lecturer (2012). I have been invited to speak at numerous national and international meetings, and have received several awards during my undergraduate and postgraduate training. I sit on a number of national committees and working groups, and am diabetes officer for BSPED.

 Research interests:  Microvascular complications of diabetes, pathogenesis of diabetes, ethnic outcomes for children with diabetes, Turners Syndrome, Obesity.

 Awards received

2013 Clinical Excellence Award Level 3

2012 BSPED Research Award

2009 CEA Level 2

2006 MD thesis with Commendation

2006 ESPE Rotterdam: Best Original Clinical Manuscript

1991 Distinction: Final Medicine MBChB exam

1991 Honours: MBChB Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1991 Masser Prize in Medicine for best overall performance

Riding Prize in Medicine for best clinical performance

Waddington Prize in Anatomy

Publications

I continue to be very research active. I have published more than 45 peer reviewed papers, including publications in a number of high impact journals such as the BMJ, Diabetes, Diabetes Care and JCEM, as well as guidance documents.

Personal interests

I am a keen cyclist. I cook on most evenings and weekends. I am interested in politics and current affairs. I have two children and so a lot of my spare time is spent running after them!

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