Dr Ritwik Banerjee
MBBS, MD, FRCP
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.
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.
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.
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