Prof. Neil Gittoes specialized in endocrinology

Prof. Neil Gittoes

Consultant Endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Endocrinology
Subspeciality Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Experience 2000 years
Languages English

Head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Professor of Endocrinology and Associate Medical Director of Department of Endocrinology, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK.

Areas of expertise: Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolic Bone Disorders., Osteoporosis, Primary hyperparathyroidism, Calcium problems, Vitamin D deficiency and Paget's disease of bone.


Professor Neil Gittoes is Consultant and Honorary Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham and is Head of the Centre of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He leads the metabolic bone diseases unit in Birmingham and additionally leads a number of national work streams through the Royal Osteoporosis Society as Chair of the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Endocrinology. Prof. Gittoes is also a member of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group; he works with NICE and was Clinical Lead for the NICE Guideline on Primary Hyperparathyroidism (NG132). He is Vice-Chair of Council of the West Midlands Clinical Senate and Medical Vice-Chair of the West Midlands Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), Department of Health. His main clinical and research interests focus on Disorders of Calcium Homeostasis and rare causes of Fracture susceptibility.

Experiences and Positions

2008 - Today

Consultant Endocrinologist
University Hospitals Birmingham

2013 - Today

Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist and Metabolic Bone Physician
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

2011 - Today

Associate Medical Director
University Hospitals Birmingham

2008 - 2016

Honorary Senior Lecturer
University of Birmingham

2001 - 2008

Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology
University of Birmingham

Degrees and Certifications

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) of General Internal Medicine

University of Birmingham

Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

MBChB (Hons)
University of Birmingham

BSc (Hons)
University of Birmingham


Member of:

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2005)
  • Bone Research Society (formerly Bone & Tooth Society) (2005)
  • European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (2001)
  • National Osteoporosis Society (2003)
  • British Thyroid Association (1995)

Markers of esteem

  • Royal College of Physicians Regional Update Lecture, Osteoporosis Management, Cambridge (2018)
  • ACCEA Gold award (2017)
  • ACCEA Silver award (2013)
  • ACCEA Silver award (2008)
  • MBChB awarded with honours (1990)


  • Santharam S, Fountas A, Tampourlou M, Arlt W, Ayuk J, Gittoes N, Toogood A, Karavitaki N (2018) Impact of menopause on outcomes in prolactinomas after dopamine agonist treatment withdrawal. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf).89(3): 346-353. PMID: 30072564
  • Turner DA, Khioe RFS, Shepstone L, Lenaghan E, Cooper C, Gittoes N, Harvey NC, Holland R, Howe A, McCloskey E, O'Neill TW, Torgerson D, Fordham R; SCOOP Study Team (2018) The Cost-Effectiveness of Screening in the Community to Reduce Osteoporotic Fractures in Older Women in the UK: Economic Evaluation of the SCOOP Study. J Bone Miner Res. 33(5):845-851. PMID:29470854
  • Shepstone L, Lenaghan E, Cooper C, Clarke S, Fong-Soe-Khioe R, Fordham R, Gittoes N, Harvey I, Harvey N, Heawood A, Holland R, Howe A, Kanis J, Marshall T, O'Neill T, Peters T, Redmond N, Torgerson D, Turner D, McCloskey E; SCOOP Study Team (2018) Screening in the community to reduce fractures in older women (SCOOP): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Feb 24;391(10122):741-747. PMID: 29254858
  • Santharam S, Tampourlou M, Arlt W, Ayuk J, Gittoes N, Toogood A, Webster R, Karavitaki N (2017) Prolactinomas diagnosed in the postmenopausal period: Clinical phenotype and outcomes. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf).87(5):508-514. PMID: 28626987
  • Compston J, Cooper A, Cooper C, Gittoes N, Gregson C, Harvey N, Hope S, Kanis JA, McCloskey EV, Poole KES, Reid DM, Selby P, Thompson F, Thurston A, Vine N; National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) (2017) UK clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Arch Osteoporos. 12(1):43. PMID:28425085
  • Hassan-Smith ZK, Hewison M, Gittoes N (2017) Effect of vitamin D deficiency in developed countries. Br Med Bull. 1;122(1):79-89. PMID: 28334220
  • Tampourlou M, Ntali G, Ahmed S, Arlt W, Ayuk J, Byrne JV, Chavda S, Cudlip S, Gittoes N, Grossman A, Mitchell R, O'Reilly MW, Paluzzi A, Toogood A, Wass JAH, Karavitaki N. (2017)Outcome of Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas That Regrow After Primary Treatment: A Study From Two Large UK Centers. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 102(6):1889-1897. PMID: 28323946
  • Hassan-Smith ZK, Jenkinson C, Smith DJ, Hernandez I, Morgan SA, Crabtree NJ, Gittoes N, Keevil BG, Stewart PM, Hewison M. (2017) 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 exert distinct effects on human skeletal muscle function and gene expression. PLoS One. 12(2) PMID: 28199350
  • Davis S, Martyn-St James M, Sanderson J, Stevens J, Goka E, Rawdin A, Sadler S, Wong R, Campbell F, Stevenson M, Strong M, Selby P, Gittoes N. (2016) A systematic review and economic evaluation of bisphosphonates for the prevention of fragility fractures. Health Technol Assess. 20(78):1-406. Erratum in: Health Technol Assess. 2018 Mar;20(78):407-424. PMID:27801641

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