Powrie, Jake - consultant and clinical lead, diabetes and endocrinology


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Dr Jake PowrieContacts 

Tel: 020 7188 1912 / 1915

Area of expertise: diabetes and endocrinology

  • Biography

    Dr Powrie is a consultant and honorary senior lecturer in diabetes and endocrinology. He was appointed to this position in 1997 and has led this clinical service, one of the largest units in the UK, since 1998.

  • Education and training

    Dr Powrie studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen and, following postgraduate medical training, moved to St Thomas’ Hospital to complete an MD in potential novel therapies for Type 2 diabetes.

    After this he spent five years completing higher specialist training before being appointed into his current consultant position.

    Qualifications: BMed Biol, MBChB, MRCP, MD, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lond)

  • Specialist interests

    Practises in all aspects of diabetes and endocrinology with a special interest in Type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease

  • Research interests

    Dr Powrie is part of group of research workers based at Guy’s Hospital who are trying to develop a treatment or vaccine that will prevent the development of Type 1 diabetes.

    Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system damaging cells in the pancreas that produce insulin and this research work is designed to produce a vaccine that will stop this process occurring.

    For more information, see our research page or contact our diabetes research team at diabetesresearch@gstt.nhs.uk, quoting 'MonoPep'.