Dr Karen Adamson

Consultant Physician

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PhD, FRCP (Edin), FHEA, MAcadMed

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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 and 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 centred 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 have a keen interest in medical education, and am currently completing a masters in clinical education. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Karen Adamson at Spire include:

Endocrinology and diabetes

Other treatments

  • Diabetes
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Pituitary disease
  • Thyroid disease

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
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.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Academy of Medical Educators

British Thyroid Association

British Menopause Society

Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician, St John’s Hospital, Livingston

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Website www.endocrinologyscotland.co.uk
Private secretary Karen Robertson - 0131 202 6393
Private secretary email info@endocrinologyscotland.co.uk