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Professor Paul Dimitri

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Professor Paul Dimitri

Role: Professor of Child Health and Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology


Professor Paul Dimitri (BSc, MBChB, FRCPCH, PhD) is a Professor of Child Health and Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
He has worked in the field of Paediatrics since 1998 and Paediatrics Endocrinology since 2004. As part of the paediatric endocrinology team, Prof. Dimitri sees patients with disorders of growth and puberty, and disorders of hormone excess and deficiency. Professor Dimitri co-leads the Hypothalamic and Pituitary Tumour Service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and co-leads the Paediatric Late Effects Endocrinology service developed to support childhood survivors of cancer with hormonal complications.
Professor Dimitri is internationally recognised in his research area studying the impact of childhood obesity on bone health and skeletal development. He is the Director of Innovation and Child Health Technology at the Trust, and is the Director of the NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech). NIHR CYP MedTech is hosted at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and is the first paediatric NIHR MedTech Co-operative in the country, bringing together seven NHS Trusts to support the development of child health technology.
Paul is leading on the development of the National Centre for Child Health Technology at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park which will support world-leading research and innovation to develop the most advanced child health technology worldwide. He is also the Clinical Lead for the National TITCH (Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health) Network established to support the development and adoption of technology for children’s healthcare. In addition, Prof. Dimitri is also the NIHR National Children’s Specialty Lead, leading 15 Local Clinical Research Networks delivering research for children and young people, and the Vice President for Science and Research at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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