Our Diabetes and Endocrinology Staff

  1. Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes & Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

    Dr Jan Idkowiak

    Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes & Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
  2. Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist & Chair West
Midlands Paediatric Diabetes Network

    Dr Melanie Kershaw

    Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist & Chair West Midlands Paediatric Diabetes Network
  3. Out monthly publication for patients, families and staff

    Dr Renuka Dias

    Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
  4. Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Head of the Department

    Dr Ruth Krone

    Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Head of the Department
  5. Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology

    Dr Suma Uday

    Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology
  6. Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

    Dr Vrinda Saraff

    Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
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    Dr Zainaba Mohamed

    Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology
  8. R&D lead, Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

    Professor Jeremy Kirk

    R&D lead, Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
  9. Neurology patient leaflet

    Professor Nick Shaw

    Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
  10. Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

    Professor Timothy Barrett

    Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
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Our Diabetes and Endocrinology Staff

Professor Timothy Barrett

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Name:

Professor Timothy Barrett

Role:

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Clinical/ Research interests:

Pituitary, Diabetes, rare diabetes

Biography 

Tim is our Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and Professor of Paediatrics at University of Birmingham. 

Tim trained to look after children with general paediatric and hormone problems, such as diabetes, growth, puberty, thyroid and pituitary issues. 

He originally trained in The London Hospital Medical College, then had further training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, other hospitals in London and Exeter, then Birmingham Children's Hospital. Tim completed a PhD in rare childhood diabetes with University of Birmingham. 

Tim now has a busy clinical practice in general and specialist endocrinology, and general and rare diabetes. He also leads a research team at University of Birmingham trying to find new treatments for rare diabetes.

Contact

  • 0121 333 8188 (Liz Newey, Endocrinology)
  • 0121 333 9269 (Lindsay Wilson, Diabetes)

Related services

Professional interests

  • Childhood diabetes disorders
  • Rare diabetes
  • Rare endocrinology
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Wolfram syndrome
  • Alstrom syndrome
  • Bardet Biedl syndrome 
  • Rare endocrine tumours

Dr Renuka Dias

Dr Jan Idkowiak

Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes & Honorary Consultant  Paediatric Endocrinologist

Name:

Dr Jan Idkowiak

Role:

Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Honorary Consultant  Paediatric Endocrinologist

Clinical/ Research interests:

Adrenals, Difference in sexual development (DSD), Pituitary, Diabetes and Childhood Obesity.

Biography:

Jan Idkowiak works as a Consultant Endocrinologist at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital (BWCH) and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Jan works in the Department since 2017 and has obtained his clinical and research training In Dresden, Germany, and Birmingham, UK. Jan loves the adrenal gland and is interested how abnormal adrenal steroid hormone production affects childhood development and metabolism. Some of his other clinical interests include Differences in Sexual Development (DSD) and Childhood Obesity.

Contact

  • Diabetes 0121 333 9267
  • Endocrinology 0121 333 8188

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Dr Melanie Kershaw

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist & Chair West Midlands Paediatric Diabetes Network

Name:

Dr Melanie Kershaw

Role:

Consultant paediatric endocrinologist

Clinical and research interests:

Pituitary, Diabetes, CHARGE syndrome, rare diabetes

Affiliations:

Chair West Midlands Paediatric Diabetes Network

Biography:

Dr Melanie Kershaw is an experienced paediatric endocrinologist working at the Birmingham Woman’s and children’s NHS Foundation Trust. She is the lead for specialised Medicine in at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She delivers clinical care for children with endocrine disorders and diabetes. In addition she provides clinical expertise, education and advice about CHARGE Syndrome. Familiar to many families, Dr Kershaw also manages Birmingham’s multi-disciplinary CHARGE clinic with Professor Kirk. Her key areas of research interest include diabetes and Rare Diabetes in Children. She is also chair for the West Midlands Diabetes network.

Contact

0121 333 9269

Related services

  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • CF team (respiratory)
  • Rare Diabetes

Professional interests

  • Rare diabetes syndromes
  • Cystic fibrosis related diabetes
  • CHARGE syndrome

Dr Ruth Krone

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Head of the Department

Name:

Dr Ruth Krone

Role:

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Clinical/ Research interests:

Adrenal disorders, Pituitary, haematology late effects, Diabetes, rare diabetes

Affiliations:

Head of the Department

Contact

  • Diabetes 0121 333 9267
  • Endocrinology 0121 333 8188

Related services

Professional interests

  • Diabetes – education, new technology, exercise and transition
  • Endocrine – endocrinopathies developing as late effects secondary to haemoglobinopathies and congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Endocrine specialist clinics
    • Prader Willi Syndrome Clinic
    • Endocrine – Haemoglobinopathy Clinic
    • Adrenal Clinic
    • Transition clinic (general and CAH)

Professor Jeremy Kirk

R & D lead and Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham

Name:

Professor Jeremy Kirk

Role:

R &D lead

Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Clinical Research interests:

Pituitary and Growth disorders.

Biography:

Jeremy Kirk is a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor of the Universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Professor Kirk has recently stepped down form clinical general endocrine service. He now works closely with patients with CHARGE syndrome and have been the Medical Advisor to the UK CHARGE Family Support Group (since 1993). Prof. Kirk also manages Birmingham’s multi-disciplinary CHARGE clinic

Contact

  • 0121 333 8198

Related services

Professional interests

  • Growth disorders
  • Underactive pituitary (hypopituitarism)
  • Disorders of puberty
  • Disorders of Sex Development (DSD)
  • General Paediatric Endocrinology

Dr Zainaba Mohamed

Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology 

Name:

Dr Zainaba Mohamed

Role:

Consultant paediatric endocrinologist

Clinical/ Research interests:

  • Difference in sexual development (DSD)
  • adrenals
  • Late effects
  • Growth and Pituitary
  • Septo-Optic dysplasia
  • Diabetes.

Affiliations:

  • Lead for disorders of sexual development (DSD) service
  • Endocrinology CSAC Assessment Officer- RCPCH.

Biography:

 Dr Zainaba Mohamed is a Consultant Endocrinologist trained from London, Manchester and Nottingham. She now leads the Disorders of sexual development (DSD) Service at West Midlands. Her research was on Hyperinsulinism from University of Manchester. She now delivers congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI) clinics in collaboration with Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism service (NORCHI) Manchester. She is involved in management of children with disorder of Puberty, Pituitary, Thyroid & Adrenal glands and Late effects of childhood cancer. Her research interest includes DSD, late effects of childhood cancer and Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM). 

Dr Vrinda Saraff

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist 

Name:

Dr Vrinda Saraff

Role:

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Clinical/ Research interests:

Metabolic Bone disease & Osteogenesis Imperfecta services, Achondroplasia, Pituitary, Diabetes and Late effects of cancer in children.

Affiliations:

  • Lead for Metabolic bone service West-Midlands
  • National lead for HPP service

Biography:

Dr Vrinda Saraff is an endocrinologist who is trained at West Midlands. She completed her fellowship in Paris and is now the lead for Metabolic Bone disease service at West Midlands. She has a leading interest in Metabolic bone disease, management of children with growth and puberty disorders, treatment of HPP and Achondroplasia, Type 1 Diabetes, Disorders of Puberty and Late endocrine effects of cancer in children. In addition, her research interest includes primary bone disorders in children and those secondary to chronic disease. Her research focus on HPP, Anchondroplasia, Osteogenesis imperfecta, Childhood Diabetes (T1DM and T2DM).

Professor Nick Shaw

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Name:

Professor Nick Shaw

Role:

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Research interests:

Metabolic bone disease service and Growth disorders.

Biography:

Nick has been working in our Children's Hospital Endocrine Department for 25 years and trained in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham.

His special interest is Metabolic Bone Disease and he is the Clinical Lead for the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Service. Nick particularly enjoys the clinical contact with patients and families.

Contact

0121 333 8189

Related services

Professional interests

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Secondary osteoporosis
  • Hypophosphataemic rickets
  • Disorders of calcium metabolism
  • Metabolic bone disease eg. rickets, osteoporosis, hypocalcaemia
  • Outreach clinics in Worcester (endocrinology) , Oxford and Southampton (osteogenesis imperfecta)

Dr Suma Uday

Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology 

Name:

Dr Suma Uday

Role:

Consultant paediatric endocrinologist

Clinical/ Research interests:

Metabolic Bone disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Pituitary, Diabetes, Type 2 and Obesity.

Biography:

Suma Uday is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital (BWC). Suma's PhD research, at the University of Birmingham, focused on vitamin D deficiency in UK children and its impact on public health policies. Suma’s other research interests include health inequalities, childhood excess weight and type 2 diabetes. 

Contact

  • Diabetes 0121 333 9267
  • Endocrinology 0121 333 8188

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