Paediatric endocrinology

What we do

We provide a regional service that diagnoses and manages endocrine (hormonal) conditions in children. This includes growth and puberty disorders.

We are 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

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Glucagon stimulation test for growth hormone (children)526 KB
Luteinising hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) test for children507 KB
Standard short synacthen test (children)507 KB

Conditions we treat

We treat patients with paediatric endocrine conditions including:

  • growth disorders
  • puberty disorders
  • pituitary conditions.

For paediatric diabetes referrals see diabetes.

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

Dr Pankaj Agrawal Consultant in General Paediatrics and Endocrinology
Dr Ved Bhushan Arya Consultant in Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes and Honorary Senior Lecturer KCL
Dr Charles Buchanan Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
Dr Simon Chapman Consultant Paediatric in Endocrinology/Diabetes
Mrs Krystal Fox Paediatric Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Ritika Kapoor Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Dr Aparna Nambisan Honorary Consultant