Endocrinology covers the investigation of the endocrine system which includes pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes and adrenal glands.
The collection of glands around the body produce hormones. Irregularities in the production of these hormones can lead to a number of conditions, including:
She trained in Medicine at the University of Florence (Italy) and was a research fellow at the institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital (London) for three years. Her postgraduate thesis was based upon constitutional delay of growth and puberty.
In 1999 Dr Albanese was appointed as Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at St George’s Hospital and at The Royal Marsden, where she runs long term endocrine service for oncological children. Her clinical practice includes general endocrinology, with a particular interest in disorders of growth and puberty, diabetes insipidus and hyponatraemia and endocrine late effects of cancer and its treatment.
Dr Albanese has published 78 manuscripts and refereed articles and 64 abstracts. She is a regular invited lecturer at National and International Conferences.
Dr Mark Spring is a Consultant Endocrinologist. Dr Spring qualified at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools in 1990 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He has been a consultant in general medicine at Kingston Hospital since 1999 and specialises in general endocrinology, including thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disease.
He has an interest in deficiencies of metabolism, all forms of diabetes and vitamin deficiency, including calcium, vitamin D and parathyroid disorders. Dr Spring also sees obstetric patients with medical problems during pregnancy and patients with androgen disorders and unexplained or chronic fatigue.
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