Consultant Profile

Professor Michael Cummings

Professor Michael Cummings MBBS MD FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • Diabetes
    • Endocrinology
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
  • General medicine
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:

Lipid disorders and cardiovascular risk
Thyroid lumps and disorders
Diabetes and pregnancy
Erectile dysfunction
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Adrenal and pituitary disease

Research interests:

Vascular risk in diabetes, endothelial dysfunction, dyslipidaemia, oxidative stress, erectile dysfunction 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Portsmouth NHS Trust
Honorary Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Portsmouth

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

Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians
Member, Association of Clinical Diabetologists
Member Diabetes UK
Member, European Association for the study of Diabetes
Member, Wessex Diabetes and Endocrine Association

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Michele Murphy
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 352206
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Having trained at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, Professor Cummings undertook various training posts in Southern England before becoming a research fellow and then a lecturer in diabetes and endocrinology at St Thomas' Hospital, London. His main research interest was lipid abnormalities and vascular risk.

He was appointed consultant in diabetes and endocrinology at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth in 1996 and awarded Honorary Reader Status with Portsmouth University in 2000.

Personal profile:

Dr Cummings has been involved in numerous activities attached to clinic work, including developing the local district's diabetes guidelines (DRIVE project) and introducing an electronic database system for patient records (DIABETA 3). He has developed major research projects looking at vascular functions in diabetes. He also sits on several national advisory and grant giving bodies related to diabetes.

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