Dr Philip Kelly

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus, General (internal) medicine


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Last updated: 6 May 2020

About me

Dr Philip Kelly is an experienced Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetologist, Acute and General Physician. Dr Kelly has a very patient focused approach to care, always striving to deliver a high quality and easily accessible service. He offers rapid access to investigations alongside up to date information and support.

Dr Kelly has been a Consultant Physician at King's College Hospital since 2013, he is the endocrinologist to the King's specialist sarcoid clinic, is Clinical Academic Group Co-Lead at King's Health Partners, has been Clinical Director and Clinical Lead of Acute Medicine across King's College Hospital and is the London Regional Transfusion Committee Chair. His clinical interests are in general and specialist endocrinology, diabetes mellitus, lipid disorders, hypertension, the diagnosis and management of anaemia, infections of the lungs, urinary tracts and central nervous system and the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism and its consequences on cardio-respiratory health. He will also see patients for second opinions where the diagnosis is in doubt particularly complex illness, general health checks and specifically to reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease. If you are acutely unwell Dr Kelly can supervise your care on Guthrie Ward by arrangement.

Dr Kelly graduated in medicine from The London Hospital Medical College and undertook specialist training in endocrinology, diabetes mellitus and general and acute internal medicine at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospitals. Alongside his clinical training he undertook research in the endocrinology of colon cancer and gained an MD from the University of London in 2010. He has worked as a Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Acute and General Physician at Whipps Cross Hospital and Southend Hospital before moving to King's College Hospital. He is a member of the British Thyroid Association and The Society for Endocrinology.

Areas of interest

Specialist and General Endocrinology; thyroid disease; adrenal disease; parathyroid disease:, pituitary tumours, including prolactinoma, and pituitary insufficiency; menopause, HRT, ovarian disease (polycystic ovarian disease - PCOS); endocrine disease affecting fertility; testicular failure including androgen deficiency and replacement; disturbances of calcium, sodium and water, magnesium and vitamin D; osteoporosis.

Diabetes mellitus - new presentations, follow-up and annual review; cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction; obesity with and without diabetes; new drugs for obesity management and diabetes.

Lipids - hypercholesterolaemia, mixed dyslipidaemia, high triglycerides; multiple drug intolerances and the use of new agents to reduce lipids and cardiovascular risk.

Fatigue; anaemia; transfusion medicine; venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; hypertension; lung infections; infections of the urinary tract and meningitis.

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