Dr Talat Mushtaq
Consultant in paediatric endocrinology
BSc MBCHB MRCPCH MD
I am a consultant in paediatric endocrinology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, providing an extensive specialist service across Yorkshire. I qualified from Manchester in 1994 and received my specialist endocrinology training in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield.
My clinical work spans all disorders of the endocrine glands with common referrals including the assessment of children with short stature, early or late puberty, thyroid problems and bone disorders.
I provide an expert opinion for children and teenagers up to the age of 18. Some concerns may be normal physiological variations, which do not require further tests, some need monitoring and others require testing and treatment. I strive to provide the best advice for each individual in an open, honest and engaging manner. Clinics are held on a Monday or Wednesday in the late afternoon, or by individual arrangement if required.
I have numerous publications and prizes. I have set up teaching programmes and contributed to education in the wider community including presentations to families at specific parent/child group forums.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Talat Mushtaq at Spire include:
Spire Leeds Hospital is possibly the only private hospital in the UK with the capability of undertaking the full range of pituitary function tests on our children’s ward. All this will be discussed sensitively, and investigation and treatment recommended only if indicated.
Spire Leeds Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Consultant in paediatric endocrinology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds
I am married to a teacher, we have three children. I enjoy playing tennis and football. I raise money for children’s charities and have participated in endurance hikes such as the West Highland Way walk and am now planning a long distance cycling event.