Dr Jonathan Bodansky studied medicine at the University of Liverpool, qualifying in 1974 with an MBCHB Hons degree. He did his House jobs on the Professorial Medical and Surgical Units. This was followed by various junior hospital posts, gaining experience in general surgery, general medicine, psychiatry and casualty medicine.
Dr Bodansky passed the MRCP examination in London in 1978. From 1979-82 he was a senior research fellow in diabetes at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He was awarded the Degree of MD from the University of Liverpool in 1983 for a research thesis on the causes of diabetic complications.
After that Dr Bodansky moved to Leeds where he was a Senior Registrar in general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology and then Consultant Physician in general internal medicine and diabetes at Leeds General Infirmary. In 1995 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP). Until 2006, he was the Clinical Director for diabetes and endocrinology for Leeds Teaching Hospitals (NHS) Trust.
Dr Bodansky's clinical work involves acute general medicine, having to diagnose and treat patients with various undiagnosed conditions. His specialist field is diabetes and he receives referrals from across the North of England and from abroad. He is particularly experienced in difficult diabetic cases, where diabetic control has been troublesome. Within the field of diabetes, Dr Bodansky has special expertise in treating high blood pressure, lipid disorders, diabetic complications and male sexual dysfunction.
Dr Bodansky is the author of over 100 papers, chapters, reviews and books on diabetic topics. He is also the series editor of Recent Advances in Diabetes.