Consultant Profile

Dr Karen Adamson

Dr Karen Adamson MBBS MRCP(UK) PhD FRCP(Edin) FHEA MAcadMed
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • Diabetes
    • Endocrinology
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:
  • Thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pituitary disease, calcium disorders and PCOS
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Physician, St John’s Hospital, Livingston
Associate Director of Medical Education, NHS Lothian
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Academy of Medical Educators

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Murrayfield: Monday 3pm-5pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1994. I have been a Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine since 2007. My PhD is on the immunology of endocrine autoimmune disease, and was awarded in 2005 from the University of Edinburgh. My interests include endocrine autoimmune disease e.g. thyroid disease, Addison's disease, however, my NHS practice encompasses the full range of endocrine disorders including pituitary disease, calcium disorders and PCOS. In my diabetes practice, I take a patient centered care approach. My interests are in the newer drugs used in Type 2 diabetes, and all aspects of Type 1 diabetes. 

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and has a keen interest in medical education, and am currently completing a Master in Clinical Education. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

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