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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician & Clinical Research Fellow in Endocrinology & Obstetric Medicine.
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust (London).
Specialist in the management of a wide range of endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary & metabolic bone disease.
In association with Imperial Collage London & Brown University Providence RI, my research focused on the influence of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), on maternal and fetal hormone signalling.
Main Research findings:
ICP was associated with significantly reduced placental gene expression 11β-HSD2 a protective enzyme involved in steroid metabolism
ICP is associated with an increased risk of developing Gestational Diabetes
Classic car maintenance
Scuba-diving: Advanced PADI open water certified
Rowing: Durham University & Imperial Medical School team Cox
Advanced Life Support
Resuscitation Council UK 06/2014
Leadership & Management.
Imperial College 01/2013
USMLE Part 1 Basic Sciences 01/2010
USMLE Part 2 Clinical Knowledge 01/2010
USMLE Part 2 Clinical Skills 03/2010
MBBS O&G Merit 06/2000
MBBS Surgery Merit 06/2000
MBBS Pathology Merit 06/1999
Primary MB Distinction 06/1995
The metabolic profile of Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy is associated with impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipdaemia and increased fetal growth. Diabetes Care 2015 Feb;38 (2):243-8
Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of Gestational Diabetes. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2014
Cholestatic Pregnancy is associated with reduced placental 11βHSD2 expression. Placenta 2014;35(1):37-43.
Thyroid and other endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine 2010; (20) 9: 265-271.
Behcet’s Disease and pregnancy – a review of the literature and treatment guidelines in the antenatal and postnatal period. Obstetric Medicine 2010; 3: 2-7.
Cardiac disease during pregnancy. MIMS Women’s Health (4) 2009; 20-26.
Venous thromboembolic disease in pregnancy – revised guidelines on investigation, treatment and prevention. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2009: 85; 489-494.
Martineau M, Nelson-Piercy C, Haskard D. Patient information leaflet Behcet’s disease in pregnancy. www.behcets.org.uk (2009 - 2013 & 2016)
- MRCP RCP England 2004
- USMLE (MD) ECFMG 2010
- MBBS University of London 2000
- PhD Imperial College London 2014
- Obstetric Medicine Training (2009 - 2013) Imperial College & Brown University RI 2009
Reference number 4746119
Affiliations / memberships
Medical Defense Union
London Obstetric Medicine Group
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Marcus Martineau.07766236995