Shaw, Professor James A M

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 
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