Dr Rakesh Amin

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Diabetes Specialist in London


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Dr Rakesh Amin is a distinguished consultant paediatric endocrinologist and diabetes specialist based in London. With over 30 years of experience, Dr Amin sees child and adolescent patients up to the age of 21, and is renowned for his expertise in growth, thyroid, puberty, adrenal and pituitary disorders, bone related problemstype 1 and type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity.

Dr Amin qualified in medicine with honours at Leeds University Medical School in 1991. He undertook further training in paediatric medicine in London before specialising in paediatric endocrinology through training in Oxford and London. Dr Amin has completed a Master’s in diabetes and endocrinology at King's College London and was also awarded an MD with commendation in 2006 for his research undertaken at Cambridge on the subject of the hormonal determinants of microvascular disease in type 1 diabetes.

He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Dr Amin has served as a consultant in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes since 2005, formerly at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and St. Barts and the London Hospitals. He is currently based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, where he has held a number of leadership roles, including clinical lead of his department. He sees private patients at HCA The Portland Hospital, London Medical and through the International and Private Patient Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

With an emphasis on patient-centred care, Dr Amin is friendly and approachable, and is skilled in developing excellent relationships with his patients and their families. He keenly understands the importance of providing jargon-free, clear explanations for children and their guardians and only requests interventions or further action when necessary. Dr Amin is highly experienced in a range of clinical settings and is proud to offer his specialist care to children and families from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Additional to his clinical responsibilities, Dr Amin holds a number of key roles in education. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and is also a clinical and educational supervisor and undergraduate training supervisor in endocrinology. He is a trained mentor and coach.

Dr Amin is a renowned researcher and remains actively involved in various key clinical trials. He has published numerous academic articles which appear in peer reviewed journals. He has been a member of the Clinical Trials and Study Group of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and has served as a member of the working group for the National Diabetes Audit Dataset. Throughout his esteemed career, he has received numerous awards for his academic work, including numerous Clinical Excellence Awards in recognition of his dedication, skill and expertise.

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