Dr Andrew Bates

Consultant Physician

MBChB, BSc (Hons), FRCP, MD

Specialises in

  • Endocrinology
  • Thyroid disease
  • Reproductive endocrinology

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I am currently a busy full-time Consultant Endocrinologist/Diabetologist. I have a strong interest in all of the main areas of endocrinology and diabetes and have built up considerable experience over the last 21 years as a consultant.

My undergraduate medical education was at Leeds University Medical School. I qualified in 1987 with distinction in microbiology. I obtained an additional degree, BSc (Hons), in chemical pathology, during the course of my medical studies. My postgraduate experience and training was obtained in West Yorkshire and the Midlands. I have been fortunate in training under the supervision of many very eminent endocrinologists in the past, both in Birmingham and beyond. I obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians at the first attempt in 1990.

I was awarded a Sheldon Research Fellowship following a competitive selection process, to fund a period of three years of research under the supervision of Professor RN Clayton, which culminated in the award of my MD thesis in 1997 (Molecular genetics and epidemiology of pituitary tumours).

My professional qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in chemical pathology, MBChB, MD and FRCP (UK). I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. I am also a member of the Society for Endocrinology, Endocrine Society (USA) and Diabetes (UK).

I was appointed as a Consultant Endocrinologist/Diabetologist at the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust, Birmingham, on 1 December 1997. I am the clinical lead for endocrinology at the Heart of England foundation trust in Birmingham and regularly provide advice and support for junior colleagues. I have chosen to maintain a very active, patient focused clinical role.

I continue to publish research in respected peer reviewed journals and have an ongoing research interest in the epidemiology of pituitary disease and Addison's disease. I continue to participate in national and international conferences, which I attend regularly.


General Medical Council Number: C3262027

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Clinical interests

Thyroid disease

Special clinical interests: I am a ARSAC license holder enabling direct access to radioiodine for patients with overactive thyroid glands, pituitary, metabolic bone (osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, hyperparathyroidism). Reproductive endocrinology (male testosterone deficiency, polycystic ovary syndrome, hirsutism, prolactin disorders). General endocrinology (Addison's disease, adrenal disorders, gynaecomastia, disorders of testosterone secretion).

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