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Dr Basil Issa

Consultant Endocrinologist



Sub specialty

Research Interests

I am interested in therpeutics particularly in type 2 diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management. I am the Principle Investigator for a number of multicentre studies. I also have special interest in adrenal disease and in particular adrenal incidentalomas.



NHS Base

University Hospital of South Manchester

Consulting address

The Wilmslow Hospital

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Dr Basil Issa is a Consultant Endocrinologist at The University Hospital of South Manchester. He underwent his training in Manchester and obtained MRCP (UK) and Ireland in 1992. His endocrine and diabetes training commenced when he took up a registrar post as part of the Wessex rotation in 1991. He pursued further his career in this subspecialty as a clinical research fellow at the University of Wales College of Medicine where he completed his MD thesis titled “Mechanisms underlying hypothalamic desensitisation in the diabetic GK rat”. He was appointed senior registrar at the University Hospital of Wales in 1996 before taking up his consultant post in Manchester. He was awarded FRCP in 2002. Dr Issa has held a number of leadership posts in the NHS including being Specialty Lead in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Clinical Director of Medical Specialities and Associate Medical Director for Medical Workforce. He is also actively involved in research and is the principle investigator in a number of multicentre clinical trials. Dr Issa has special interest in adrenal and thyroid disease, endocrine and diabetes disorders in pregnancy and cardiovascular risk management.

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