Simon Steddon


Medical director


Simon Steddon received a degree in immunology prior to studying medicine at King’s College London. He undertook his postgraduate training in both internal and renal medicine across London and the south east, particularly at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals. He also studied for a PhD in bone metabolism at Queen Mary, University of London and an MBA at Westminster Business School.

He joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a consultant renal physician in 2005 and was initially responsible for the development of our kidney services in West Kent. He became clinical lead for renal medicine in 2007, clinical director for renal, transplant and urology in 2008 and then joint clinical director of abdominal medicine and surgery in 2010. He is the co-author of a very popular textbook of renal medicine.

Simon served as the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2016 and was appointed Medical Director in January 2017. He became our Medical Director, with full Board responsibilities, in July 2019.

Research interests

Research interests include the disorders of bone and mineral metabolism that accompany chronic kidney disease.


Steddon S, Sharples E. (2011) Renal Association Clinical Practice Guideline in mineral and bone disorders in CKD. Nephron Clin Pract. 118 Suppl 1:c145-52.

Steddon S, et al (2006).The Oxford Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension. Oxford; Oxford University Press.

Last updated: April 2022

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