Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan

Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus, General (internal) medicine 05207290

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  • Metabolic medicine


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About me

Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan ('Sathya') is the Chair in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist in Hull. With a rich background in both clinical practice and academic research, Prof Sathyapalan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his roles as Chair in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, as well as Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist in Hull.

He received his specialist training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General (Internal) Medicine, initially in Aberdeen and subsequently with the Yorkshire Deanery. He furthered his expertise through a postgraduate research fellowship at the University of Hull under the mentorship of Professor Stephen Atkin. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2009 at the University of Hull and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, became a Reader in 2012 and was made a Chair in 2016.

Prof Sathyapalan's clinical practice is comprehensive, covering a wide range of endocrine disorders including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pituitary disorders, as well as conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), diabetes, and obesity. He specialises in the management of complex diabetes and endocrinology cases offering state-of-the-art treatments tailored to each patient's needs.

Throughout his career, Prof Sathyapalan has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the field of endocrinology through extensive research and publication. With over 350 publications to his name, he is widely recognized for his contributions to thyroid disorders, parathyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, diabetes, obesity, and other areas of endocrinology.

Prof Sathyapalan is a Fellow of prestigious institutions such as the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, as well as the American College of Physicians. He is an active member of professional societies, including the British Endocrine Society, American Endocrine Society, Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, and European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society.

Prof Sathyapalan's dedication to advancing the understanding and treatment of endocrine disorders, coupled with his compassionate approach to patient care, makes him a highly respected figure in the field of endocrinology. He continues to inspire and educate the next generation of clinicians and researchers through his involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training programmes.

Areas of interest

Thyroid; parathyroid; adrenal; pituitary; polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); general endocrinology; diabetes; obesity

Endocrinology (hormone imbalance) - thyroid disorders; parathyroid disorders - disorders in calcium and vitamin D metabolism; pituitary disorders including pituitary hormone excess and deficiency such as high prolactin, Cushing's disease, acromegaly, growth hormone deficiency, pituitary tumours, diabetes insipidus; Adrenal disorders including Addison's disease and secondary adrenal insufficiency; polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); hypogonadism (low testosterone causing low libido / sexual dysfunction and testosterone replacement therapy.

Diabetes mellitus - new presentations, follow-up and annual review of type 1 & 2 diabetes (up-to-date new treatments with a focus on weight reduction); complex diabetes; pre-diabetes; obesity with and without diabetes

Obesity, weight loss treatment with tablets and injections, endocrine causes of weight gain or weight loss

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