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Dr Raja Padidela

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology



Special Interests:

Disorders of growth and puberty, Congenital hyperinsulinism, Bone and calcium disorders in children, Disorders of sexual development


Dr. Padidela graduated from Jabalpur, India (1998). He completed his postgraduate training in Paediatrics (MD & DNB) from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India (2001) and became a member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2003. His ambition to pursue a career in Paediatric Endocrinology led him to successfully complete subspecialty Paediatric Endocrinology training at the Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital. Dr. Padidela completed MD (Research) training at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. In addition to disorders of growth and puberty, he has specialist interests in congenital hyperinsulinism, bone and calcium disorders in children and disorders of sexual development. Currently he co-leads the delivery of northern congenital hyperinsulinism (NORCHI) and bone and calcium disorder services at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH).

Selected research publications

  1. Echocardiography monitoring for diazoxide induced pericardial effusion. Avatapalle B, Banerjee I, Malaiya N, Padidela R. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jul 3;2012. pii: bcr0320126110. doi: 10.1136/bcr.03.2012.6110.
  2. Severe resistance to weight gain, lack of stored triglycerides in adipose tissue, hypoglycaemia, and increased energy expenditure: a novel disorder of energy homeostasis. Padidela R, Bennett K, Nessa A, Wells J, Aufieri R, James C, Smith VV, Brain C, Eaton S, Hussain K. Horm Res Paediatr. 2012;77(4):261-8. Epub 2012 Apr 26.
  3. Padidela R, Bryan SM, Abu-Amero S, Hudson-Davies RE, Achermann JC, Moore GE, Hindmarsh PC. The growth hormone receptor gene deleted for exon three (GHRd3) polymorphism is associated with birth and placental weight. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012 Feb;76(2):236-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04207.x.
  • Padidela R, Kapoor R R, Moyo Y, Gilbert C, Flanagan S E, Ellard S, Hussain K. Focal Congenital Hyperinsulinism in a Patient with Septo-optic Dysplasia. Nature Reviews Endocrinology. 2010 Nov;6(11):646-50. Epub 2010 Sep 14.
  1. Padidela R, Hindmarsh PC. Minerelocorticoid deficiency and treatment in congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2010;2010:656925. Epub 2010 May 4.