Professor Maralyn Druce

MA MBBS PhD MMed FRCP PFHEA

Consultant Endocrinologist

Specialties at a glance

Professor Maralyn Druce is a Consultant Endocrinologist, with a clinical practice in both general and specialist endocrinology. She looks after patients with a wide range of conditions including thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders, as well as neuroendocrine tumours and complex syndromes. Specialities Include:

  • Endocrine & pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid disorders & surgery
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS / PCO)
  • Adrenal disease
  • Calcium disorders
  • Neuroendocrinology & tumours (NETs)
  • Endocrine oncology
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Male & female reproductive hormone disorders
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      About Maralyn Druce

      Professor Maralyn Druce undertook undergraduate training at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and completed her clinical training at UCLSM in 1994. She then went on to complete her higher medical training in diabetes, endocrinology, and general internal medicine at the Hammersmith and Barts Hospitals.

      She went on to be awarded the Chadburn Lectureship at Barts and the London School of Medicine.

      Professor Druce was awarded a Wellcome Trust clinical research training fellowship, and obtained a PhD in physiology under Professor Steve Bloom, Imperial College. This focused on gut hormones, and their role in the peripheral and central controls of energy homeostasis. She is now Professor of Endocrine Medicine and Consultant in Endocrinology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Barts Health NHS Trust.

      NHS and Academic Posts

      Professor Druce has had a number of external roles including Chair of the Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Committee, Chair of the Education and Training Committee for UKINETs, member of the exam board for the Royal College of Physicians Diabetes and Endocrinology exam and Editor in Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Case Reports.

      Current Queen Mary University London (QMUL) roles include Deputy Dean for Education (Postgraduate Taught Programmes) and Head of Governance for the Undergraduate MBBS and Dental programmes at Barts and the London. She is also Associate Dean for Undergraduates at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital site and was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship. She is Senior Editor of the Journal Clinical Endocrinology.

      Articles & Videos

      Endocrinology

      • Qureshi SA, Burch N, Druce M, Hattersley JG, Khan S, Gopalakrishnan K, Darby C, Wong JLH,  Davies L, Fletcher S, Shatwell W, Sothi S,  Randeva HS, Dimitriadis GK, Weickert MO (2016) Screening for malnutrition in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours – a cross-sectional study BMJ Open May 4;6(5):e010765. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010765.
      • Soh LM*, Druce MR*, Grossman A, Differ AM, Rajput L, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Korbonits M Evaluation of genotype-phenotype relationships in patients referred for endocrine assessment in suspected Pendred syndrome. Eur J Endocrinol. 2015 Feb;172(2):217-26. *joint first authors
      • Sze WCC, Grossman AB, Goddard I, Amendra D, Shieh SCC, Plowman PN, Drake WM, Akker SA and Druce MR. (2013). Sequelae and Survivorship in Patients Treated with 131I-MIBG Therapy. Br J Cancer Aug 6;109(3):565-72. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.365.
      • Sen Gupta P, Grozinsky-Glasberg S, Drake WM et al. (2014). Are serotonin metabolite levels related to bone mineral density in patients with neuroendocrine tumours?Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) Vol.80, (2) 246-252. 10.1111/cen.12270
      • Druce MR, Walker D, Maher KT et al. (2011). The effect of exogenous glucocorticoids on plasma catecholamines and metanephrines in patients without phaeochromocytomas.Horm Metab Res Vol.43, (4) 292-295. 10.1055/s-0030-1270520
      • Druce MR, Muthuppalaniappan VM, O’Leary B et al. (2010). Diagnosis and localisation of insulinoma: the value of modern magnetic resonance imaging in conjunction with calcium stimulation catheterisation.Eur J Endocrinol Vol.162, (5) 971-978. 10.1530/EJE-10-0056 
      • Druce MR, Minnion JS, Field BC et al. (2009). Investigation of structure-activity relationships of Oxyntomodulin (Oxm) using Oxm analoguesEndocrinology Vol.150, (4) 0013-7227 1712-1722. 10.1210/en.2008-0828
      • Kaltsas G, Druce M & Grossman AB. Gastro-enteropancreatic (GEP) Tumors (2011) Translational Endocrinology & Metabolism: Endocrine Neoplasias – volume 2, number 4 The Endocrine Society
      • Druce MR, Lewington V, Grossman AB (2010). Targeted radionuclide therapy for neuroendocrine tumours: principles and application.Neuroendocrinology Vol.91, (1) 1-15. 10.1159/000227808
      • Druce M, Rockall A, Grossman AB (2009). Fibrosis and carcinoid syndrome: from causation to future therapyNat Rev Endocrinol Vol.5, (5) 276-283. 10.1038/nrendo.2009.51

      Teaching and Learning

      • Druce MR, Hickey A, Warrens AW, Westwood O (2016) Medical Students Raising Concerns. Journal of Patient Safety. Accepted 
      • Roff S, Druce MR, Livingston K, Roberts M, Stephenson A (2015) Mapping norms of professionalism within and between organisational cultures using the Dundee Polyprofessionalism Inventory I: Academic Integrity as an aid to proactive regulation. Journal of Medical Regulation 101 (3): 24-31
      • Druce M and Johnson MH (1994) Human Dissection and Attitudes of Preclinical Students to Death and BereavementClinical Anatomy 7 : 42 – 49.

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