Dr Basil Issa has been a Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at South Manchester University Hospitals since October 2004. Prior to this he was a Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at North Manchester General Hospital where he worked for six years and led the endocrine service in this hospital.
Basil underwent his initial postgraduate training in Manchester and obtained MRCP (UK and Ireland) in 1992. His endocrine and diabetes training commenced when he took up a registrar post as part of the Wessex rotation. He further pursued his career in this subspecialty as a clinical research fellow at the University of Wales, College of Medicine where he completed his MD thesis titled "Mechanisms underlying hypothalamic desensitisation in the diabetic GK rat". He was appointed senior registrar at the University Hospital of Wales in 1996 before taking up his consultant post in Manchester. He was awarded FRCP in 2002.
Basil has a keen interest in therapeutics in type 2 diabetes, obesity and diabetes, thyroid disease, neuroendocrinology and medical education.