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Endocrinology at UPMC Whitfield Hospital

UPMC Whitfield Hospital experts help patients with diabetes, metabolic disorders and thyroid problems live life to the fullest.

Dr. Graham Roberts is consultant endocrinologist for UPMC Whitfield Hospital.

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine specialising in hormone systems. This includes the thyroid gland, diabetes, obesity, metabolic disorders, pituitary gland, adrenal glands, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Dr. Roberts and his team provide a compassionate and professional service to all of their patients in the endocrinology department.

Endocrinology Services

  • Hormonal consequences of medical conditions and their therapies (including cancer, brain disease, and lung disease)
  • Thyroid dysfunction, nodules, and thyroid cancer
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Growth disorders
  • Obesity and weight management
  • Bone health and calcium metabolism
  • Differences/disorders of sex development
  • High cholesterol
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Psteoporosis
  • Infertility/sub fertility
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Poly-autoimmune endocrinopathies
  • Endocrine transition care

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Endocrinology Department



Prof Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts


Diabetes/Endocrinology/General Internal Medicine/General Physician


Diabetes, thyroid & obesity issues
Metabolic disorders
Cardiovascular prevention
Polycystic ovarian disease
Pituitary disease
Adrenal disease
Internal Medicine


FRCPI, MRCP, PhD, MSc, BSc, MB BS, Specialist Registration for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Specialist Registration for General Internal Medicine


Professor of Medicine; Chairman of the European Board Examination for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Consultant specialist since 1999. 

Professor Roberts carried out his postgraduate training in King’s College Hospital London and Imperial College London. He also holds PhD and Masters in Endocrinology and Diabetes having previously served as Medical Research Council Fellow. 

He retains a detailed involvement in both clinical practice and in publication of current research. His experience combines knowledge of recent advances in therapies in parallel with a detailed practical experience of treating patients. His publications are listed in the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Publications include

Admission plasma glucose and HbA1c in emergency hospital admissions by ethnicity.  MANLEY SE, SUSARLA R, ROUND RA, NIGHTINGALE PG, WILLIAMS JA, STRATTON IM, WEBER J, GKOUTOS G, HANIF W, ROBERTS GA, GOSH S:  Presented at the American Diabetic Association Scientific Session, June 2019 and appearing in Diabetes (Suppl), June 2019.

An Irish National Diabetes in Pregnancy Audit – Aiming for Best outcomes for Women with Diabetes.  Diabetic Medicine, 2019. Article ID: DME13923. Article DOI: 10.1111/dme.13923. Internal Article ID: 16362576

Utility of HbA1c assessment in people with diabetes awaiting liver transplantation. .  BHATTACHARJEE D, VRACAR S, , SUSARLA R, ROUND RA, NIGHTINGALE PG, WILLIAMS JA, GKOUTOS G, STRATTON IM, PARKER R, LUZIO S, WEBER J, MANLEY SE, GOSH S, ROBERTS GA:  Diabetic Medicine, Nov 2018.

MANLEY SE, O’BRIEN KT, QUINLAN D, ROUND RA, NIGHTINGALE PG, ALI F, DURRANI BK, LIEW A, LUZIO S, STRATTON IM, ROBERTS GA:   Can HbA1c detect undiagnosed diabetes in acute medical hospital admissions ?  Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, May2016;115:106-14.

BUKOWCZAN J, LIEW A, ROBERTS GA, SPICKETT G, QUINTON R: Immunity to Haemophilus influenzae B and Pneumococcal vaccination among adult women with Turner Syndrome. Poster presentation to European Congress of Endocrinology, March 2016.

GHOSH S, MANNING P, ALONSO-PEREZ I, MCNULTY D, NIGHTINGALE P, STRATTON I, REDDY-KOLANU V, ROBERTS GA, MANLEY S: HbA1c in emergency admissions to major UK trauma centre – Glucose, Fructosamine & HbA1c program (GFH3).  Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2016 and Diabetic Medicine, Issue Supplement, March 2016.

ZHANG S, PEART H, ALONSO-PEREZ I, MCNULTY D, NIGHTINGALE P, STRATTON I, REDDY-KOLANU V, ROBERTS GA, MANLEY S, GHOSH S: Glucose measurements in emergency admissions to major UK trauma centre – Glucose, Fructosamine & HbA1c program (GFH3).  Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2016 and Diabetic Medicine, Issue Supplement, March 2016.

ROBERTS GA: Diabetes Diagnosis Often Up To Seven Years Late.  Irish Medical Times, 26 January 2016.

QUINTON R, ROBERTS GA, PERRILD H, LUGER AL: UEMS: Much more than an acronym. The  Endocrinologist, 2016; 122: 30.

MANLEY S, O’BRIEN K, ROUND R, NIGHTINGALE P, LUZIO S, STRATTON I, CRAMB R, GHOSH S, ROBERTS GA: Can admission plasma glucose and HbA1c be used for diagnosis of diabetes in acute medical hospital admissions? 0175-P International Diabetes Federation, November 2015. 

ROBERTS GA, O’BRIEN KT, ROUND RA, NIGHTINGALE PG, STRATTON IM, CRAMB R, GHOSH SG, MANLEY SE:  Random plasma glucose and corresponding HbA1c in acute medical admissions with undiagnosed diabetes or symptoms/complications of diabetes.  Oral presentation to Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, March 2015.

MANLEY S, DOWD R, MASON C, ROUND R, NIGHTINGALE P, STRATTON I, CRAMB R, ROBERTS G, GHOSH S: Recognising undiagnosed diabetes and managing hyperglycaemia using HbA1c in a hospital setting? Oral presentation.  Royal Society for Medicine, London, 28th January 2015.

BUCKLEY CM, KEARNEY PM, ALI F, NI BHUACHALLA C, CASEY C, ROBERTS G, PERRY IJ, BRADLEY CP:   Concordance studies between hospital discharge data and medical records for the recording of lower extremity amputation and diabetes in the Republic of Ireland.  BMC Res Notes. 2013 Apr 15;6:148. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-148.

BUCKLEY C.M., ALI F., ROBERTS G., KEARNEY P.M., PERRY I.J., BRADLEY C.P..   Timing of access to secondary healthcare services for diabetes management and lower extremity amputation in people with diabetes: a protocol of a case-control study.  BMJ Open. 2013 Oct 29;3(10):e003871. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003871.


Concurrent HbA1c, OGTT & admission plasma glucoses in acute medical admissions with DM risk factors but no prior diagnosis of hyperglycaemia.  International Diabetes Federation / World Diabetes Congress, December 2013

K.T. O’BRIEN, F. M. ALI, D.B. MOORE,.M. STRATTON, S.E. MANLEY, G.A. ROBERTS: Screening for diabetes in acute medical admissions in Ireland using guidelines from American Diabetes Association (ADA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) 2010 and WHO 2006. Poster presentation to Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2012 and Diabetic Medicine, Volume 29, Issue Supplement s1, pages: 178–187, March 2012.

K.T. O’BRIEN, D.B. MOORE, F. M. ALI, I.M. STRATTON, S.E. MANLEY, G.A. ROBERTS: Comparison of screening for Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) using American Diabetes Association (ADA) HbA1c diagnostic criteria against Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) WHO 2006 criteria in acute medical patients admitted to a regional hospital in Ireland.  Oral presentation to Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2011 and Diabetic Medicine, Volume 28, Issue Supplement s1, page 5, March 2011. 

ROBERTS G.A., MOORE D.B., O’BRIEN K.T., MANLEY S.E.: Glucose status in acute medical patients admitted to regional hospital in Ireland. Presentation to European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2010.  Diabetalogia. August  2010.

Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines Report. Dublin, National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine, 2015, RCPI Working Group on Traffic Medicine, March 2015.  ALLCUTT D, BEDFORD D, BENNETT D, BYRNE J, CARROLL P,.., ROBERTS G, ROBINSON D, SLUDDS K, STAPLETON T, TREACY G, WALLACE E, WALSH K, WHELAN D, WILLIAMS D, O’NEILL D. 

National Policy Document:  Diabetes Expert Advisory Group First Report.   Adopted as the National Diabetes Policy Document, November 2008.  COSTIGAN C, ROBERTS GA, et al: http://www.irishendocrinesociety.ie/_fileupload/File/Diabetes%20EAG%20First%20Report%2008.pdf  Published by the Health Service Executive (Ireland) and in electronic format by the Irish Endocrine Society, April 2008.  Endorsed by H.S.E. C.E.O. Prof B Drumm as HSE policy for future Diabetes care in Ireland November 2008. 

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