Professor Neil John Gittoes

Consultant Endocrinologist

BSc(Hons) MBChB (Hons) PhD FRCP

Year qualified:1990

Specialty

Personal profile

Professor Neil Gittoes, Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer graduated in 1990 from the University of Birmingham with BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), and was later awarded a PhD in Endocrinology. He held a prestigious MRC Career Establishment Grant prior to being appointed Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham in 2001. He has subsequently held roles as Consultant Endocrinologist and Divisional Director of Medicine at University Hospitals Birmingham. He is currently Associate Medical Director for Clinical Partnerships at UHB. He established and leads the metabolic bone diseases unit in Birmingham.

He currently serves on the Clinical and Scientific Committee of the National Osteoporosis Society and has previously served as member of Council for the Society for Endocrinology, UK, and represents this society on the National Osteoporosis Society Health Professional Partners forum. He is currently Chairman of the Bone and Mineral Specialist Interest Group of the Society for Endocrinology and is endocrinology adviser to the British National Formulary. He has been Goulstonian Lecturer at the Royal College of Physicians and co-founded and is inaugural chair of the Midland Bone Club.

Neil is on the editorial board of Journal of Endocrinology, Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease and Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism and regularly reviews for a wide array of other journals. He has published 81 papers, reviews, and chapters and has lectured at national and international conferences. Neil’s main clinical and research interests focus on disorders of calcium homeostasis and rare causes of osteoporosis.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Physicians (Goulstonian Lecturer 2005)

  • Society for Endocrinology (Council member 2003-08)

  • Bone & Mineral Specialist Interest Group (Chairman)

  • National Osteoporosis Society (Clinical & Scientific Committee)

  • National Osteoporosis Society (Health Professional Partners Forum)

  • Bone Research Society

  • American Society for Bone & Mineral Research

  • American Endocrine Society

Clinical Interests



  • Osteoporosis

  • Endocrinology (thyroid disease) and calcium & metabolic bone diseases including Paget’s disease, osteomalacia (vitamin D deficiency), primary hyperparathyroidism (hypercalcaemia)

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