HPTH UK has brought together doctors from all over the UK who have a special interest in parathyroid issues and are recognised experts in their field. We are very grateful for their vital support and for the work they undertake on our behalf.
To read research about HPTH by these doctors and others, and to find links to professional associations and journals, please click here
Special thanks to Dr Abhi Vora ( Professional Affairs Officer, Society for Endocrinology) who has also given us invaluable support.
Professor Bill Fraser (HPTH UK lead advisor)Professor of Medicine, University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)
Born and educated in Glasgow,Professor Fraser graduated from Glasgow University and now heads the first institute in bone and muscle research at the University of East Anglia. Read more . He is on the Editorial Board of several journals, a Director of the Supra Regional Assay Service for bone metabolism and calcium homeostasis, and advises the National Osteoporosis Society as well as HPTH UK.
At our request, he conducted the UK arm of 'REPLACE', the first global clinical trial into the use of PTH 1-84 as a treatment for Hypoparathyroidism, in 2010/11 at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Professor Rajesh Thakker May Professor of Medicine,Consultant physician at OCDEM (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at the Churchill Hospital) & John Radclife Hospital
Professor Thakker's research areas are Molecular Genetics, Calcium disorders, Neuroendocrine tumours, parathyroid disorders, renal tubular disorders and MEN syndromes
Professor Simon PearceProfessor of Endocrinology, Newcastle University and consultant at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.
Professor Pearce is an expert on thyroid disease and calcium disorders. His research interests are in the molecular genetics of autoimmune endocrine disorders (eg. Graves' disease, Addison's disease & autoimmune polyendocrinopathies), parathyroid and calcium sensing disorders, and the outcome of subclinical thyroid diseases.
Dr Brian ShineConsultant Chemical Pathologist in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) ;Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences;Chair of Oxford Research Ethics Committee A.
Dr Shine's clinical interests are in Endocrinology and Diabetes. He sees patients at the OCDEM centre (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at the Churchill Hospital) and works closely with HPTH UK .
Dr Petros PerrosConsultant Endocrinologist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Dr Perros specialises in thyroid and parathyroid disease and adrenal disorders. He has pioneered, with nurse Margaret Morris, a programme for reducing alfalcalcidol and calcium supplements in post thyroidectomy patients.
Dr Neil GittoesConsultant Endocrinologist & Associate Medical Director, Department of Medicine Old QEH & 2nd Floor Wolfson Endocrinology - University Hospitals Birmingham
First qualified in 1990, Dr Gittoes has trained and worked in Birmingham hospitals all his professional life. His special interests are in metabolic bone disease, pituitary disease, thyroid disease and hyperparathyroidism.
Dr Mark CooperDiabetes/Endochrinology Research Fellow, University Hospitals, Birmingham
Qualified from Oxford University in 1994. His clinical and research interests are in endocrinology, osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.
Dr Jeremy Allgrove
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Barts and The London Children's Hospital.
As a Paediatric endocrinologist with a particular interest in bone and calcium disorders in children, I see a number of children with different forms of HPTH - mostly genetic in origin.
Dr Nick ShawConsultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital
I am a Paediatric Endocrinologist with a special interest in “Calcium and Bone Disorders in Children and Adolescents” and am a co-editor (with Jeremy Allgrove) of a book published this year with that title.
Dr Mo AyeConsultant Endocrinologist, Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Aye has very kindly been working with us to develop HPTH UK patient information leaflets. He specialises in parathyroid disease, bone and calcium metabolism.
Dr Duncan BrowneConsultant Endocrinologist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals
Dr Browne is a Consultant in Endocrinology and divisional director of acute medicine at Royal Cornwall Hospital. He previously worked at Southampton before moving to Cornwall in 2005. He sees patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including hypoparathyroidism.
Dr Denise AdamsGeneral Practitioner
Dr Adams is a Newcastle GP who had Hypoparathyroidism herself. Famous in the HPTH world because her parathyroid glands recovered after 5 years, Dr Adams shares her valuable experience with us on the forum as our in house doctor. She is a GP Trainer with special interests in contraception, menopause and osteoporosis.
Dr Stephen BellamyGeneral Practitioner
Dr Bellamy is a Sussex GP and GP trainer who pioneered an emergency blood testing protocol at his surgery and who raises awareness about HPTH at PCT level and in hospitals.
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