Paediatric endocrinology

What we do

King’s provides a regional service that diagnoses and manages endocrine (hormonal) conditions in children, such as growth and puberty disorders. It is also part of the pituitary multidisciplinary team which carries our pituitary surgery.

We see most children as outpatients, both at King’s and in several regional outreach clinics, from Woolwich in London to as far afield as Hastings in East Sussex.


Ground floor, Hambleden Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3431

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We treat patients with paediatric endocrine conditions including:

  • growth disorders
  • puberty disorders
  • pituitary conditions.

For diabetes, please refer patients to Dr Martha Ford-Adams at King's Paediatric Diabetes clinic. Contact her secretary on 020 3299 3984.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can make routine referrals by phoning the Endocrine Secretary, tel 020 3299 3431.

Emergency Referrals

Use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For emergency referrals, contact the Endocrine Secretary, tel 020 3299 3431.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Ved Bhushan Arya Consultant Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes and Honorary Senior Lecturer KCL
Dr Charles Buchanan Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
Dr Simon Chapman Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes
Mrs Krystal Fox Paediatric Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Ritika Kapoor Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Hon Senior Lecturer
Dr Aparna Nambisan Honorary Consultant