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Dr Rakesh Amin
Mezzanine floor PUW
Institute of Child Health
30 Guildford Street
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  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
  • Genetics & Genomic Medicine Dept
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Dr Rakesh Amin is based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and the Institute of Child Health (ICH). His clinical practice encompasses all areas of paediatric and adolescent endocrinology and diabetes. He has a special interest in common and rare forms of diabetes, endocrine tumours, late effects and growth failure.

Dr Amin trained at Leeds University where he received an honours degree in medicine (1991).  He trained in paediatric medicine in London (1996) before specializing in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in London and Oxford (2004). His qualifications include MBChB (with Honours), MRCP, MSc, MD with commendation, FRCPCH.

He was awarded an MD with commendation for research undertaken at Cambridge on the subject of the hormonal determinants of microvascular disease in type 1 diabetes (2006). Subsequently, he was appointed as a Consultant in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes, initially at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (2005) and then at St Barts and the London Hospitals (2010). He started as a consultant and honorary senior lecturer at GOSH and ICH in 2012.

Dr Amin is a member of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED) and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology. He is a member of the National Diabetes Audit Dataset Working Group and the BSPED Clinical Trials Study Group and numerous other study and research groups. He is the diabetes officer for BSPED. He has sat on the scoping group to update the NICE Guidance for Diabetes in Pregnancy.

Dr Amin has been invited to speak at a number of national and international meetings, and has received numerous awards during his undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Research Groups
Research Summary

Dr Amin is currently active in the following research areas;

Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes

Measurement of Serum Insulin methylated DNA as a Marker of Beta-Cell Death. 

In-vivo Imaging of Beta-cells. 


Complications of Diabetes

The University College London Investigation of Diabetes Study.    

Developmental of a Cardiovascular Disease Risk Algorithm for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).  

Comorbid mental health disorders in T1D.

Patient Reported Experience Measures for Children with Diabetes .

HbA1c tracking and Diabetes Complications.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children in the UK and Europe.

Vitamin E metabolites and Cardiovascular Disease in T1D.  

Biomarkers of Diabetes Complications.

Ethnicity and T1D.    

Inequitable Service Delivery for T1D. 

Outcomes for Somali Children Living with Diabetes. 


Paediatric HOMA.

Long term Outcomes of Congenital Endocrine Conditions.

Glucose Metabolism in Laron Syndrome.

The Effect of BMT on Pancreatic Endocrine Function.

Teaching Summary

Dr Amin coordinates under and postgraduate education at the endocrine department at GOSH.  He has supervised several specialist registrars, medical students and visiting clinicians.  

His research group is small but he is keen to mentor young researchers, particularly clinical academic doctors, in order that they realise their full academic potential.

01-MAY-2012 Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Endocr Department of Endocrinology Great Ormond Street Hospital, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2010 – 01-MAY-2012 Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Ad Endocrine Department Barts and the London Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2005 – 01-FEB-2010 Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology Department of Endocrinology Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom
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