Consultant Profile

Professor John McKnight

Professor John McKnight MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • General medicine
      • Diabetic medicine
      • Hypertension
    Special clinical interests:

    All aspects of diabetes mellitus. Treatment and prevention of vascular disease. Assessment and management of outpatients and inpatients with general medical conditions.

    Research interests:

    Diabetes, vascular risk assessment, hypertension

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust
    Honorary Reader, University of Edinburgh
    Lead clinician for diabetes in Lothian

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
    Diabetes UK
    American Diabetes Association
    Chairman Scottish Diabetes Survey Monitoring Group
    Speciality Advisor to Scottish Executive for Diabetes and Endocrinology

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0131 316 2530
    Personal email address:
    Wednesday afternoon and occasionally at other times if required.
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I am happy to see and assess a wide range of patients with general medical conditions. In the NHS I am involved in the assessment and management of patients presenting acutely to the Western General Hospital.

    I lead the diabetes services in Lothian. I believe in developing a longterm relationship with people who have a chronic condition such as diabetes to provide expert support and advice.

    Appointed as the Lead Clinical for diabetes in Scotland.

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    Professor John McKnight

    Professor John McKnight Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus & General medicine Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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