Professor Sailesh Sankar

Consultant Endocrinologist


Clinical Interests

  • General Diabetes and General Endocrinology
  • Lipid (cholesterol) disorders
  • Adolescent clinic -Growth and Puberty
  • Diabetes complications (weight management, diabetic neuropathy, retinopathy, Erectile dysfunction)
  • Thyroid disorders (thyroid lump/nodules, overactive (hyperthyroidism) and underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism))
  • Adrenal and Pituitary disorders 
  • Endocrine management related to fertility (raised prolactin, PCOS etc)
  • Androgen (low testosterone) 


Personal profile

He is a Consultant Endocrinologist at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and a Professor of Practice at the University of Warwick.  He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Warwick and post-graduate training in the West Midlands and is currently the Associate Dean for Postgraduate training at HEEWM. He is a board member of the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of Medical Education at UHCW NHS Trust. He was the Programme Director and Chair for West Midlands Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Programme and Regional Speciality Adviser. 

He was a member of the NICE guideline development group for Type 2 Diabetes and is an associate member of GMC’s Performance assessor panel. He completed his Exec MBA at Warwick Business School in 2020 with distinction. He is also actively involved in research and has published in various peer-reviewed Journal and presented in national and international meetings 

His clinical interest relates to all aspects of endocrinology and diabetes. He has been a consultant for 15 years at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and has set up a specialist thyroid clinic, joint thyroid clinic and adolescent growth and endocrine/diabetes clinic over the years. He also established the insulin pump service and carb counting patient education programme and technology-enhanced clinics including glucose sensors for remote monitoring. 

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