Dr Manolopoulos graduated from University of Dusseldorf Medical School in Germany and relocated to the United Kingdom in 2007. He has a longstanding interest in endocrinology and human metabolism, with active research and clinical practice in this area. He undertook research into the hormonal responses of human fat at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and obtained a DPhil in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford. He was then appointed as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where he completed further research into human fat function, alongside completion of his specialty training in endocrinology and diabetes. Since 2015, he has been a Clinician Scientist at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham, leading the Human Integrative Physiology Research lab. He is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Dr Manolopoulos’ clinical interest is Complex Endocrine Obesity, with a specific focus on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and other hormonal conditions associated with weight gain. He has extensive experience in the management of PCOS and other hormonal conditions associated with obesity and abnormal metabolism, and he leads the Complex Endocrine Obesity clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He holds a Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE), an internationally-recognised certification in obesity management. Furthermore, his clinical practice encompasses general endocrinology, adrenal disorders, and thyroid dysfunction.
Dr Manolopoulos teaches at the University of Birmingham Medical School and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He leads the Endocrinology Trainees Liaison Programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, providing support and working together with the next generation of endocrinologists to improve their training. He is an active member of the Society for Endocrinology, having served on the Young Endocrinologists Steering Committee. He regularly participates in public engagement events for children and young adults, promoting healthy eating and sharing his passion for metabolism and endocrinology.
In his spare time, Dr Manolopoulos loves travelling and spending time outdoors with his two daughters. He is a keen cook and serves a legendary slow-cooked Mediterranean potato hot pot.