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Paediatric endocrinology

Paediatric endocrinology is a highly specialised field, so making sure your consultant is an expert in your child’s condition is really important. We’ve found the best of the best, and brought them together for you.

All of our consultants are GMC registered and on the specialist register for palliative medicine. They work with hospitals and hospices across the UK, as well as treating private patients.

Dr Mars SkaeDr Indi BanerjeeProfessor Zulf MughalDr. Raja Padidela
Meet the team

Our specialist areas

Our expert consultants will carry out a detailed process of assessment, investigation and treatment. Between them, they have in-depth knowledge and experience in a number of areas.

Developing an initial treatment plan
Adapting interventions as circumstances change
Assessing and managing pain and side effects
Helping make patients’ final weeks and months pain-free
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Meet the palliative & supportive care team

Our team are members of the Manchester Children’s Endocrinology and Bone Consortium (MCEBoC). They have a private practice at The Spire Hospital Manchester, and an NHS practice at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH).

Dr Mars Skae
Dr Mars Skae
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Qualifications: MB ChB (Sheffield), MRCPH, MPhil (UoM)

Special Interests: Congenital Hyperinsulinism, Disorders of sexual Development (DSD), Transition and adolescent endocrinology, Metabolic bone medicine including skeletal dysplasias

A Malaysian by birth, Dr Skae moved to England to study medicine at Sheffield University and graduated in 1998. She obtained membership to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and completed her general paediatric training in Manchester.

Dr Skae undertook a Clinical Research Fellowship in congenital hyperinsulinism at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and completed an MPhil in Physiology at the University of Manchester (UoM) with Prof Dunne and Dr Cosgrove. She was later appointed to a consultant post in Paediatric Endocrinology at the RMCH.

A Malaysian by birth, Dr Skae moved to England to study medicine at Sheffield University and graduated in 1998. She obtained membership to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and completed her general paediatric training in Manchester.

Dr Indi Banerjee
Dr Indi Banerjee
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Qualifications: MBBS, MD, MRCPCH

Special Interests: Congenital Hyperinsulinism, Puberty

Dr Banerjee is a consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and was appointed to the post in 2006.

Dr Banerjee is also the clinical lead for the Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism (NORCHI) service. This service is for treatment of the rare condition of Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), where blood sugar levels can be dangerously low.

Dr Banerjee has a number of administrative and teaching roles in the hospital and University. He supervises doctors training to be consultants and is an Academic Advisor to the Medical School. With other members of the Paediatric Endocrine Team, he maintains a strong research interest, particularly in the field of CHI.

Professor Zulf Mughal
Professor Zulf Mughal
Consultant in Paediatric Bone Disorders & Honorary Professor of Child Health

Qualifications: MBChB, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH

Special Interests: Childhood Bone Disorders

Professor Zulf Mughal graduated in medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 1978. He received postgraduate training in Paediatrics at hospitals in Manchester, Liverpool, in the UK and in Cincinnati, USA. He was appointed a Consultant Paediatrician in 1988. He is currently employed as a Consultant in Paediatric Bone Disorders at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. In 2013, he was appointed Honorary Clinical Professor in Child Health at the University of Manchester.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has extensive experience in the management of childhood disorders of bone and mineral metabolism.

Dr. Raja Padidela
Dr Raja Padidela
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Qualifications: MRCPCH, MD, DNB

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.