Dr. Helen Spoudeas
MBBS, DRCOG, FRCP, FRCPCH, MD
Dr Spoudeas is part of an innovative split-site team of six endocrine consultants, supporting patients with congenital and acquired endocrine disease in a seamless transition service across Great Ormond Street and UCL Hospitals.
Dr Spoudeas qualified in 1981 from Barts Hospital, London, later obtained Paediatric Specialisation in 1985, and finally attained her postgraduate doctorate (MD) in 1995.
She is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and of Child Health (FRCPCH) since 1999.
In 1999, she became a consultant paediatric endocrinologist at both University College and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and Honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health where her main NHS practice continues.
Dr Spoudeas joined an innovative split-site team of six endocrine consultants, supporting patients with congenital and acquired endocrine disease in a seamless transition service across Great Ormond Street and UCL Hospitals.
She sees all patients with growth and puberty disorders, whilst maintaining an interest in teaching and training, being instrumental in establishing the paediatric training programmes for the London Deanery, and continuing to supervise postgraduate doctors undertaking paediatric endocrine training and MsCs.
Specific clinical research and service development includes endocrine oncology and neuroendocrinology, supporting peadiatric oncology and neurosurgical services.
Dr Spoudeas leads the first and largest neuroendocrine surveillance service for children with brain tumours and other cancers, and leads internationally on endocrine aspects of brain tumour trials.
Dr Spoudeas specialises in paediatric and adolescent endocrinology growth, obesity, puberty fertility, and the impact of chronic disease on growth.
Her particular expertise and publications are in paediatric neuroendocrinology, pituitary tumours and hypopituitarism, endocrine effects of brain tumours, and the late effects of childhood cancer, as well as adolescent transition.
She provides medicolegal reports in her areas of expertise.
NHS and Academic Posts
Consultant / Honorary Senior Lecturer, Great Ormond Street and University College Hospitals.