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Top Doctors recommended Endocrinologist Dr Mark Vanderpump


Thank you for visiting my website, I realise it's tricky deciding who might be in the best position to help so this information here is for you. Formerly President of the British Thyroid Association, I am a Consultant Endocrinologist in private practice within several London clinics.


Prior to this I was a Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Free Hampstead and a Consultant Endocrinologist at the North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust. I am also a published author of Thyroid Disease (The Facts)


My training in general medicine and endocrinology was completed at NHS posts in the West Midlands, North East England and North Staffordshire and included clinical responsibilities for the development of endocrinology and diabetes services.


I am a Top Doctors Consultant and a 2017 Top Doctors Award Winner

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Once a year Top Doctors chooses 25 doctors as their Awards Winners. I'm pleased to say that I was nominated by doctors to receive one of these awards in 2017. 


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Areas of special interest


My main area of expertise is thyroid disease but my clinical practice includes all aspects of Diabetes and Endocrinology. You may want to see a video of me talking about this - just click here.

I frequently see referrals and manage some of the less frequently occurring conditions such as thyroid cancer; pituitary conditions such as acromegaly; and adrenal disorders including Addison's disease, plus calcium and bone disorders. My areas of special interest include:


  • Adolescent thyroid disease

I am delighted to be involved in the ongoing development of a specialist adolescent thyroid clinic at the University College London Hospitals where I have a contract as an Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist. The UCLH already have one of the most extensive portfolios of adolescent services in the UK and continue to do important pioneering research. 

Like the team there I believe that young people should have access to age appropriate medical services wherever possible   

You may be interested in my blog post - How thyroid disease differs in children 



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As my patient you’ll not only benefit from my own expertise and experience but, where required, by the skills of carefully chosen multi-disciplinary teams including Radiologists, Pathologists, Neurosurgeons, Surgeons and Physicians. I also have access to Dietitians, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and specialist nurse support for endocrinology.


Endocrine disorders can be complicated and far reaching so these multi-disciplinary teams include:


The acute and general medical team at the Physicians’ Clinic led by founding partner Dr Paul Glynne


The Endocrine Centre at Bupa Cromwell Hospital where I attend a monthly MDT with access to surgical expertise including:

  • Endocrine surgeons Fausto Palazzo and John Watkinson
  • Pituitary neurosurgeons Nigel Mendoza and Sinan Al-Barazi and Nick Thomas of the London Neurosurgery Partnership
  • Domenico Valenti, Consultant Vascular Surgeon


 The Endocrine multidisciplinary team at The Wellington Hospital led by Consultant ENT Surgeon Neil Tolley


The Centre for Reproduction and Genetic Health in Great Portland Street led by Mr Paul Serhal


The Fertility Treatment Team at the Lister Fertility Clinic under Drs Alison Taylor and James Niccopoules


 The London Oncology Centre with colleagues specialising in pancreatic tumours and new immunotherapies



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Professional Credentials

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In the news

From time to time I am asked to talk about the conditions in which I specialise.  If you would like to find out more about this just click on the links below. Scroll to the end to see the latest coverage.


Today Programme BBC Radio 4 October 2002 Pituitary disease 



Guardian March 2005 



BBC Radio 4 June 2006 Diabetes Check-Up 


Daily Mail September 2006 


Times April 2007 



Belfast Telegraph May 2007 



Case Notes BBC Radio 4 April 2008 


Mens Health Magazine August 2008 



Daily Mail January 2010 


Daily Mail March 2010 


Daily Mail March 2010 


Daily Mail April 2011 


BBC Website April 2011 


Camden New Journal April 2011 


Independent June 2011 


Daily Mail June 2011 



Daily Mail July 2011 


Daily Mail August 2011 


Daily Express Sept 2011



Daily Mail September 2011



PPP Health Care (Live chat) March 2013 https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/Health-worries/Diabetes/Diabetes-and-its-impacts-live-chat/


Inside Health BBC radio 4 Jan 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pp5zj


Pulse Jan 2014 http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/tricky-ten-minutes-you-say-my-thyroxine-dose-is-correct-but-i-still-feel-terrible/20005710.article


London Live July 2014 http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/dr-mark-vanderpump-on-pre-diabetes


London Live July 2014 http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/does-it-depend-on-where-fat-is-in-the-body


Telegraph Sept 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11112141/Painful-proof-that-one-thyroid-test-does-not-fit-all.html


YouTube Dec 2014  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pro9cvUwvV0&feature=youtu.be&a


Vantage Magazine Dec 2014 http://issuu.com/runwildmedia/docs/van_issuu_dec14


The Guardian - August 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/aug/15/testosterone-therapy-sex-drive-health-men-women  


The Times - September 2016 http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-real-reasons-you-cant-sleep-no-its-not-just-stress-0d0p0m5zz


Daily Mail - Health Article - December 2016 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4002952/Do-suffer-night-sweats-Don-t-blame-menopause-just-misdiagnosed-doctors-two-years-Wendy-discovered-cancer.html


Radio Ulster - January 2017 - discussing Addison's Disease listen from about 35 minutes in http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bb3ww 


Daily Mail Health Article - Feb 2017 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4220882/Feeling-chilly-Don-t-just-blame-cold-weather.html 


Marie Claire - March 2017 - http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/health-fitness/thyroid-disorders-479439 


The Guardian - August 2017 - my comments on HRT treatment within an Health & Wellbeing article on the menopause


The Endocrinologist - September 2017 - "Liothyronine (L-T3) treatment in hypothyroidism"


UK Health Radio - October 2017 - Changes in the use of private health and about Top Doctors 


BBC News - November 21st 2017 - NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog 


BBC Radio 4 - 30th January 2018 -  In their element - Awesome Iodine 


Top Doctors - 13th March 2018 - Modern lifestyle choices which can compromise your health

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