Dr Raja Padidela

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology and Bone and Mineral Disorders


I have been working as a Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) since 2010. I currently lead the children’s bone and mineral disorder service. I completed my training in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and University College London Hospital. After this, I completed MD (Research) training in the genetics of childhood growth at the Institute of Child Health at University College London.

My clinical expertise is in the field of children’s hormone problems, bone and calcium disorders (primary and secondary osteoporosis in children and adolescents), and diabetes. I have vast experience in managing children and adolescents with problems related to growth (short and tall stature), puberty (early and delayed), underactive (Hypothyroidism) and overactive (Hyperthyroidism) thyroid gland, obesity, and menstrual disorders in females.

I have a strong research interest and I am managing clinical trials in new medications for bone and calcium disorders. I am recognised nationally and internationally for teaching and training in the field of endocrinology. In addition, I have authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. I advise nationally and internationally on the management of children and adolescents with endocrine problems, in particular bone and calcium disorders.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Raja Padidela at Spire include:

Endocrinology and diabetes

Other treatments

  • Childhood obesity
  • Congenital hyperinsulinism
  • Disorders of sex development
  • Early and late puberty
  • Frequent fractures in children and adolescent
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Menstrual disorders in adolescent females
  • Paediatric and adolescent endocrinology
  • Primary and secondary osteoporosis in children
  • Short and tall stature
  • Turner syndrome
  • Underactive and overactive thyroid gland
  • Vitamin D deficiency disorders

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Additional information

Bone and mineral disorders including: vitamin D deficiency, rickets, and primary and secondary osteoporosis causing frequent fractures.

MD (Research) / University College London / 2012
Research training in genetics of growth

CCT in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes / London / 2010
Recognised training in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in UK

MRCPCH / London / 2003
Member of royal college of paediatrics and child health after successful completion of membership examinations

DNB (Paediatrics) / New Delhi, India / 2001
Additional postgraduate qualification in paediatrics

MD, Paediatrics / JIPMER, Pondicherry, India / 2002
Core training in paediatrics

MBBS / Jabalpur, India / 1997
Undergraduate qualification in Medicine and surgery

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health

European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology

British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group

Professional leadership

Lead for Paediatric Bone and Mineral Disorder Services at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Lead for British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

My interests outside the medical field include keeping myself fit by cycling and running to work. I play competitive badminton and spend my weekends during spring and summer playing league cricket for my club. I am an English Cricket Board qualified level 2 coach in cricket and oversee cricket training for children and adolescents for my club.

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