Professor Jonathan Pinkney
Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Clinical Trials and Health Research - Translational and Stratified Medicine (Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)
Jonathan Pinkney is Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes at PUPSMD and Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinolopy and Diabetes at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. He undertook speciality training at University College London and the University of Bristol, and was Wellcome Travelling Fellow at Pennington Research Centre, Louisiana State Unviersity. He held Senior Lecturerships at the University of Liverpool and PCMD before taking up his present post in 2010.
His clinical interests include all general adult endocrinology and diabetes, within which he has special interests in hypothalamic and pituitary endocrinology, obesity and bariatric surgery, reproductive and transgender endocrinology and transitional care of children, and inherited endocrine tumour syndromes such as MEN. His outreach activities have included work for the Pituitary Foundation, support of pituitary and endocrine patients, and of pituitary foundation and other patient organisation conferences. He has also been at the forefront of developing specialist services for weight management and raising the profile of obesity as an important clinical problem.
His portfolio of research interests include both biomedical and health services research on aspects of obesity, its environmental and molecular origins, its metabolic and social complications, the impact of obesity on people with diabetes and other endocrine conditions, and developing new approaches to treatment. He writes and speaks widely on these subjects.
BSc (hons) 2:1 University of London King's College, 1982.
MB BS University of London, 1985.
MD University College London, 1997.
Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)
American Diabetes Association
Association for the Study of Obesity
Roles on external bodies
Association for the Study of Obesity (Trustee)
Pituitary Foundation (Medical Committee Member)
Society for Endocrinology Obesity Special Interest Group
Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Network (Clinical lead)
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