Dr Neil Gittoes Consultant Endocrinologist
Dr Neil GittoesConsultant Endocrinologist

Training and clinical expertise

Prof Gittoes graduated in medicine with honours (MBChB (Hons)) from the University of Birmingham in 1990. He received Medical Research Council (MRC) funding to complete an intercalated BSc (Hons) in anatomical studies in 1987.


He was awarded MRCP in 1992 and started his specialist training in endocrinology on the Professorial Endocrinology Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 1993. He won external research funding to allow him to undertake 3 years of dedicated laboratory research in molecular endocrinology and in 1997 he was awarded a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology. His research career has resulted in substantial grant income and a large number of peer reviewed publications relevant to many aspects of endocrinology practice.


He was appointed Lecturer in Endocrinology in 1998 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001. His early senior academic career was supported by a highly prestigious MRC Career Establishment Grant.


Prof Gittoes developed his subspecialist interest in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases in 2001. He developed and has led the Birmingham Metabolic Bone Disease Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital ever since.


In 2006, Prof Gittoes was honoured by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) by award of the Goulstonian Lectureship for his rapid progression through his clinical and research career, having been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College (FRCP) in 2003.


In 2016 he was recognised by the University of Birmingham and was made Honorary Professor of Endocrinology and Head of the Centre for Endocrinology and Metabolism within the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research. 


Prof Gittoes is clinical lead in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases in Birmingham. He also contributes to an array of endocrinology clinics and services including thyroid, pituitary and general endocrinology and he has accumulated great experience in these specialty areas of endocrinology with over 20 years practice at a tertiary referral teaching hospital.


In addition to local committments, Prof Gittoes has numerous regional and national roles in endocrinology and metabolic bone diseases.

Contact details

Professor Neil Gittoes (NHS/Univ)

Department of Endocrinology

Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM)

Heritage Building

Queen Elizabeth Hospital



B15 2TH





NHS Secretary

Tel 0121 371 6940

Fax 0121 371 6941


Professor Neil Gittoes (Private)

BMI The Priory Hospital



0121 446 1638




BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital

St Andrews Road

Droitwich Spa



01905 793316


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Tel 07896890508

Fax 01386 792492


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Useful links and patient resources

You and Your Hormones - Resource of the Society for Endocrinology providing detailed patient focussed information on endocrine diseases.


Royal Osteoporosis Society - Detailed coverage of osteoporosis and related bone diseases.


Brittle Bone Society - Patient focussed resource for those with brittle bone disease or osteogenesis imperfecta.


Hypoparathyroidism UK - Coverage of parathyroid diseases for patients.


Paget's Association - Information for patients with Paget's disease of bone.


British Thyroid Foundation - Patient support group for those with thyroid disease, backed by the British Thyroid Association.


Pituitary Foundation - Broad coverage of all aspects of pituitary disease with a major patient focus.

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