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Dr Ritwik Banerjee

Consultant Endocrinologist
MBBS, MD, FRCP

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ritwik Banerjee at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I graduated in Calcutta, India in 1992 and came to UK for higher training. Within two years I successfully cleared his professional exams and started my specialty training in the Cambridge rotation. During my training years, I did my research for an MD on hormonal effects of weight loss and exercise. I started my Consultant job at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital in November 2002. Between 2008-2009, I went to India to work within the health services in India.

Currently I am heavily involved in junior doctor training, working towards preparing the ‘doctors of the future’ and examining for the Final MB and for MRCP exams. I have continued to develop the endocrine service at his NHS hospital, being active in setting up a Diabetes Foot Care and Adolescent Endocrine service. I have presented locally and nationally in meetings and am active in research aspects of endocrinology.

Although I provide a specialist opinion on all endocrine problems, I find it rewarding to be able to help patients with non-specific symptoms, unexplained tiredness, uncontrolled hypertension, and electrolyte imbalances – areas that are not commonly dealt with. My liaison work with dietetics helps me to treat weight disorders and diabetes.

Clinical Interests

Diabetes
Pituitary disease
Thyroid disease
Obesity

Disorders of growth and maturation (adolescence) Electrolyte imbalance Weight disorders Non-specific symptoms Unexplained tiredness Hypertension Gestational diabetes, Pregnant diabetes, adolescent diabetes.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London
Member of British Endocrine Societies
Member of Diabetes UK

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College, London.

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Personal Profile

I live in St Albans with my wife and daughter. I enjoy my life in medicine and outside medicine as well. Photography, cooking, and gardening are my main hobbies – and I pursue them equally. I am an avid sports fan – a retired footballer after a sports injury, but I play cricket regularly. Having done the Great North Run before I was 40, I am now targeting the London Marathon before I am 50! I love music, mainly eastern semi-classical. Following my childhood desire to play the piano, I have started taking lessons and realised the importance of the brain learning to talk to both hands simultaneously!

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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Lucy Dynes
Private secretary telephone 07710 181 632
Private secretary email endohormones@gmail.com

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