Dr David Hopkins

Director, King's Health Partners Institute for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity

Year Qualified





Diabetic Medicine

Special Interests
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Insulin pump treatment
  • Islet and pancreas transplantation
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes and complications

Dr Hopkins is a Consultant Diabetes Physician and Clinical Director for Outpatient Medical Specialties.

He qualified at the University of Liverpool and trained in diabetes, endocrinology and internal medicine at the University of Liverpool (1987-1995) and at King's College London (1995-1999). He joined King’s College London as a Clinical Lecturer in 1995 and was first appointed as a Consultant at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1999 before joining King's College Hospital in 2004. His research interests include hypoglycaemia, outcomes of structured patient education in type 1 diabetes and novel treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Dr Hopkins leads one of the largest specialist diabetes teams in the UK. He conducts a wide range of specialist diabetes clinics including insulin pump management, diabetic nephropathy, neuropathy, transplantation and cystic fibrosis.

Professional Memberships
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
  • Diabetes UK
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal Society of Medicine
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