Diabetes Centre

Meet the Team


Diabetes Clinical Team

Dr Ahmad Abou-SalehConsultant Physician (Diabetologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Diabetologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 3867
  • GMC Code: 6122901
  • Qualifications: MBBS BSc MRCP(UK) (Endocrinology & Diabetes)
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes complications with focus on renal disease, foot disease and gastroparesis.

    Pancreas and Islet cell transplantation.

    General Diabetes.

  • Biography

    Qualified from St. George's Hospital Medical School - 2005

    Completion of specialty training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General

    Internal Medicine in London deanery (SE Thames) - 2014

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Newcastle Diabetes Centre at Campus for Ageing and Vitality

  • Clinics Provided

    General Diabetes clinic (weekly)

    Diabetes Foot clinic (weekly)

    Pancreas and Islet cell transplant assessment clinic (alternate weeks)

    Diabetic complications clinic (alternate weeks)

    Joint Vascular/Diabetes foot clinic (monthly)

    Community Assessment Clinic (weekly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Louise Harding
  • Any other Information
  • Dr Ahmad Abou-Saleh 

Dr Nicola LeechConsultant Diabetologist

  • Consultant Diabetologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 3844
  • GMC Code: 3292633
  • Qualifications: MBCHB MRCP MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes in young adults

    Diabetic foot problems

    Predication and prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Biography

    I trained at Manchester Medical School and after 3 years in junior posts went to Seattle USA to do a fellowship in diabetes and immunology which formed the basis of my MD and ongoing research interest.  I have been a consultant in Newcastle since 2000 developing the specialist diabetes service and in particular the foot service, young adults clinic and inpatient diabetes care.  I continue to be involved in research in prevention of type 1 diabetes.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Clinics at Newcastle Diabetes Centre, Westgate Road and Ward 31 RVI.

  • Clinics Provided

    Specialist Diabetes Clinic; weekly Wednesday morning

    Diabetes young adults clinic; weekly Thursday afternoon

    Diabetes paediatric transition clinic: Thursday morning 4 per year

    Diabetes foot clinic: weekly Friday morning

    Inborn errors of metabolism clinic: alternate weeks Monday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Louise Harding
  • Any other Information
  • Nicola Leech 

Dr Stuart LittleConsultant Physician (Diabetologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Diabetologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 3867
  • GMC Code: 6103852
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Newcastle Diabetes Centre at Campus for Ageing and Vitality

  • Clinics Provided

    General Diabetes clinic (weekly)

    Community Assessment clinic (weekly)

    Insulin pump clinic (alternate weeks)

    Pre-conception clinic (alternate weeks)

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Weatherburn
  • Any other Information
  • Dr Stuart Little 

Professor Sally MarshallConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0114
  • GMC Code: 2337951
  • Qualifications: BSc MB ChB MD FRCP (G) FRCP (L)
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes, particularly renal disease in diabetes

    Hypertension in diabetes and pregnancy and diabetes

    Cystic fibrosis related diabetes

  • Biography

    Professor of Diabetes, Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician.  Department of Health Diabetes UK advisor on HbA1c.  NICE advisor on hypertension and renal disease in diabetes.  Currently Associate Editor on Diabetologia and past editor for Diabetic Medicine.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary and Centre for Ageing & Vitality

  • Clinics Provided

    General diabetes

    Renal diabetes

    Pregnancy & diabetes

  • Name of Secretary
    Vivienne Coxon
  • Sally Marshall 

Professor James A M ShawProfessor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes

  • Professor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes
  • Tel: 0191 222 8129
  • GMC Code: 3454396
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons Biochem); MB ChB; PhD; FRCP (Ed)
  • Special Interests
    Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
  • Biography

    James Shaw is Professor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Newcastle Diabetes Centre and Freeman Hospital.

    He trained in diabetes and endocrinology in Aberdeen where he completed a PhD as an MRC fellow with Kevin Docherty exploring gene and cell replacement therapy for diabetes.

    A Glaxo-Smith-Kline senior fellowship enabled him to move to Newcastle and join the world-acclaimed diabetes team there. In addition to expanding his laboratory-based group, he has established a regional insulin pump service, is a member of the Newcastle pancreas transplant team and clinical lead for islet transplantation.

    Professor Shaw chairs the United Kingdom Islet Transplant Consortium who have attained dedicated NHS funding for this intervention as an established clinical procedure. He is Principal Investigator on the first UK multicentre grants to rigorously determine psychosocial and biomedical outcomes of islet transplantation. He has recently been awarded a £1.3M Diabetes UK multicentre grant to foster collaborative UK research in severe hypoglycaemia, optimised analogue treatment, pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring.

    He is also Newcastle lead for diabetic regenerative medicine, chairing the North East Stem Cell Institute Clinical Translation Working Group. He co-edited an international textbook with Prof James Shapiro: ‘Islet Transplantation and Beta Cell Replacement Therapy’.

    Professor Shaw remains a committed physician, indebted to his superlative multidisciplinary team and dedicated to supporting those with diabetes in achieving optimal overall glycaemic control and quality of life unencumbered by debilitating hypoglycaemia and chronic complications of hyperglycaemia.

  • Directorate
    Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Pancreas and islet transplant assessment clinic – monthly

    Islet transplant follow-up - weekly

    General diabetes clinic - weekly

    Insulin pump clinic - fortnightly

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Weatherburn
  • Professor James Shaw 

Professor Roy TaylorProfessor of Medicine & Metabolism

  • Professor of Medicine & Metabolism
  • Tel: 0191 248 1172
  • GMC Code: 1349083
  • Qualifications: BSc Hons MB ChB MD FRCP FRCPE
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes and pregnancy

    Non-pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes

    Retinal screening in diabetes

  • Biography

    I am a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook clinical training in Edinburgh, Dundee and Newcastle.  My specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology was in Newcastle.  In 1985 I was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant.  I am currently also the Director of the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre from 2006.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Medical Obstetric Clinic

    Diabetes Out-Patients

    Endocrinology & Pregnancy

  • Name of Secretary
    Lindsey Redhead / Louise Harding / Janet Miller
  • Any other Information

    Secretary for Medical Obstetric Clinic - lindsey.redhead@nuth.nhs.uk

    Secretary for Diabetes Out-Patients - louise.harding3@nuth.nhs.uk

    Secretary for Endocrinology & Pregnancy Clinic - janet.miller@nuth.nhs.uk

    Clinical Information on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes - www.ncl.ac.uk/magres

  • Roy_Taylor 

Professor Mark WalkerConsultant Physician (Diabetologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Diabetologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 3844
  • GMC Code: 2822617
  • Qualifications: BMedSci (hons) MBBS (Hons) FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Investigation and management of young adults with diabetes of unclear aetiology and patients with genetic forms of diabetes.  Cell based therapy as pancreas transplantation.

  • Biography

    Qualified from Newcastle University in 1983. 

    Subsequent Specialty training and GMC registration in diabetes, endocrinology and internal medicine.

    Appointed Honorary Consultant Physician in 1993.

    Professor of Diabetic Molecular Medicine from 2002.

    Director of the Newcastle NIHR Clinical Research Facility and North East & Cumbria Diabetes LRN.

    Awarded FRCP in 2007 and appointed NIHR Senior Investigator in 2011.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General diabetes (weekly)

    General endocrinology (alternate weeks)

    Genetic diabetes (every 2 months)

    Joint mitochondrial diabetes clinic (every 2 months)

    Pancreas transplant assessment clinic (monthly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Louise Harding
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary: louise.harding3@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Prof Mark Walker 
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