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Dr Basil Issa

Consultant Endocrinologist


Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Dr Basil Issa has been a Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University Foundation Trust, since October 2004. Prior to this he was a Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at North Manchester General Hospital where he worked for six years and led the endocrine service in this hospital.

Basil underwent his initial postgraduate training in Manchester and obtained MRCP (UK and Ireland) in 1992. His endocrine and diabetes training commenced when he took up a registrar post as part of the Wessex rotation. He further pursued his career in this subspecialty as a clinical research fellow at the University of Wales, College of Medicine where he completed his MD thesis titled "Mechanisms underlying hypothalamic desensitisation in the diabetic GK rat".

He was appointed senior registrar at the University Hospital of Wales in 1996 before taking up his consultant post in Manchester. He was awarded FRCP in 2002. He has held a number of leadership posts in the NHS including being clinical director of medical specialties and associate medical director. He has an active research interest in low energy diets, adrenal disease and diabetes in pregnancy.

Professional Memberships

  • Diabetes UK
  • Endocrine Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)

Clinical Interests

Basil has a keen interest in adrenal disease, obesity and diabetes in pregnancy.

He has a wealth of experience in managing a wide range of endocrine disorders including thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and gonadal disease in addition to the management of diabetes and its complications.