Professor Neil John Gittoes

Consultant Endocrinologist


Professional Membership

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal Osteoporosis Society
  • American Society for Bone & Mineral Research
  • Society for Endocrinology
  • American Endocrine Society

Clinical Interests

  • Osteoporosis
  • Hyperparathyroidism (primary)
  • Vitamin D
  • Paget’s disease
  • Complex calcium and phosphate problems
  • Thyroid disease (functional/benign)
  • Pituitary disease


Personal profile

Professor Neil Gittoes, Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Professor 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 Medical Director for Integrated Care at UHB. He established and leads the metabolic bone diseases unit in Birmingham.

He is Chair of the Royal Osteoporosis Society, Chair of the Clinical Reference Group NHS England and has multiple international leadership roles in hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism. He was also Clinical Lead for NICE Guideline on Primary Hyperparathyroidism and he is Head of CEDAM, University of Birmingham/University Hospitals Birmingham. Professor Gittoes is a key opinion leader in endocrinology & metabolic bone diseases.

Neil is on the editorial board of a number of endocrine-related journals. He has published over 130 papers, reviews, and chapters and lectures at national and international conferences. Neil’s main clinical and research interests focus on disorders of calcium homeostasis and rare causes of osteoporosis.

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