Endocrinology Department | Endocrinology Services | UPMC Whitfield

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
 

Contact Details

Endocrinology Department

051-337400
info@upmc.ie

Consultants

Prof Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts

Department

Diabetes/Endocrinology/General Internal Medicine/General Physician

Specialities

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

Qualifications

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

Biography

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

GHOSH, S., MANLEY, S. E., NIGHTINGALE, P. G., WILLIAMS, J. A., SUSARLA, R., ALONSO-PEREZ, I., … ROBERTS, G. (2020). Prevalence of admission plasma glucose in “diabetes” or “at risk” ranges in hospital emergencies with no prior diagnosis of diabetes by gender, age and ethnicity. Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. https://doi.org/10.1002/edm2.140

GARDEN, G. L., HINE, J. L., MITCHELL, S. J., HUTCHISON, E. J., GAFFNEY, T. P., HOFMANN, V., … ROBERTS, G, RUSSELL-JONES, D. L. (2020). An Evaluation of the Safety of Pilots With Insulin-Treated Diabetes in Europe Flying Commercial and Noncommercial Aircraft. Diabetes Care, dc200277. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc20-0277

DAVIS A, STRATTON I, QUINTON R, O’DONOGHUE G, ROBERTS G. Mortality rates from COVID-19 in Spain and Italy, Lessons for the UK! medRxiv [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 May 28];2020.05.13.20100453. https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jechhttps://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jech

ROBERTS, G., QUINTON, R., & STRATTON, I. (2020). Covid-19 doctors in direct patient contact. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 368, m1173. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1173

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

EGAN AM, BRASSILL M2, BROSNAN E, CARMODY L, CLARKE H, … ROBERTS G, SMYTH A, TODD M, TUTHILL A, WAN MAHMOOD WA1, YOUSIF O, P DUNNE F; NATIONAL DIABETES IN PREGNANCY AUDIT WORKING GROUP. An Irish National Diabetes in Pregnancy Audit – Aiming for Best outcomes for Women with Diabetes.  Diabetic Medicine 2019. Feb 2. doi: 10.1111/dme.13923.

ROBERTS GA. Update on European exam in endocrinology.  21st European Congress of Endocrinology.  May 2019, Lyon, France.  Endocrine Abstracts, Volume 63, May 2019. 

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.  Utility of HbA1c assessment in people with diabetes awaiting liver transplantation.  Diabetic Medicine. 2019  Nov 26. doi: 10.1111/dme.13870.

AL-SHAREFI, A., QUINTON, R., & ROBERTS, G. In reference to: “Preventing hypoglycemia following treatment of hyperkalemia in hospitalized patients.” Journal of Hospital Medicine, 14(6), 2019.

NEWMAN, C., EGAN, A., AHERNE, T., BRASSIL, M. J., BROSNAN, E., CARMODY, L., ROBERTS G… & HIGGINS, T. (2019). An Irish National Diabetes in Pregnancy Audit 2016-2018. IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, October.

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 G, 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 2016.

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

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

BUCKLEY, C. M., ALI, F., ROBERTS, G., KEARNEY, P. M., PERRY, I. J., & BRADLEY, C. P. (2015). Timing of access to secondary healthcare services and lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes: A case–control study. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, 3(1).

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.

CASEY C, BUCKLEY C, KEARNEY P,  ALI F, NI BHUACHALLA C, ROBERTS GA, PERRY I, BRADLEY C: Concordance Studies Between Hospital Discharge Data (HIPE) and Medical Records. Irish Journal of Medical Science 07/2014; 183:S194-S194.

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, ALI F, ROBERTS G, KEARNEY P, PERRY I, BRADLEY C.   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.

O’BRIEN K, ALI F, MOORE D, STRATTON I, MANLEY S, ROBERTS G: 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.

O’ REILLY O, ASHE L, …, ROBERTS G, SHANNON A. Framework for the Development of a Diabetes Retinopathy Screening Programme for Ireland. Health Service Executive, 2008.

DENNEHY M, ROBERTS G:  Two cases of Klinefelter’s syndrome diagnosed at a sexually transmitted infection clinic.  International Journal of  STD and AIDS. 2007 Jul;18(7):495-6.

BRERETON HC, CARVEL MJ, ASARE-ANANE H, ROBERTS G, CHRISTIE MR, PERSAUD S, JONES PM:  Homotypic cell contact enhances insulin but not glucagon secretion. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Jun 9;344(3):995-1000. Epub 2006 Apr 19. PMID: 16643853

BEVAN JS, ATKIN SL, ATKINSON AB, BOULOUX P-M, HANNA F, HARRIS PE, JAMES RA, MCCONNELL M, ROBERTS G, SCANLON MF, STEWART PM, TEASDALE E, TURNER HE, WASS JAH, WARDLAW JM:  Primary medical therapy for acromegaly: an open, prospective, multicentre study of subcutaneous and intramuscular slow-release octreotide.  Effects on GH, IGF-1 and tumour size.   Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2002 Oct 1;87(10):4554-4563.

LOBNER K, STEINBRENNER H, ROBERTS G, LING Z, HUANG GC, PIQUER S, PIPELEERS DG, SEISSLER J, CHRISTIE MR:  Different Regulated Expression of the Tyrosine Phosphatase-Like Proteins IA-2 and Phogrin by Glucose and Insulin in Pancreatic Islets: Relationship to Development of Insulin Secretory Responses in Early Life.  Diabetes. 2002 Oct;51(10):2982-2988.

ROBERTS G: Post-translational modifications of the secretory granule protein IA-2 and relationships to neuroendocrine and insulin secretion.  PhD thesis, University of London, Sept 2002.

ROBERTS C, ROBERTS G, LOBNER K, BEARZATTO M, CLARK A, BONIFACIO E, CHRISTIE MR: Expression of the protein tyrosine phosphatase-like protein IA-2 during pancreatic islet development.  Histochem Cytochem. 2001 Jun;49(6):767-76. PMID: 11373323

LOBNER K, STEINBRENNER H, ROBERTS G, BONIFACIO E, SEISSLER J, CHRISTIE MR: The protein tyrosine phosphatase like molecule IA-2 as a model for paracrine regulation by insulin. Diabetologia 08/2001; 44:A30-A30.

ROBERTS G, HOLT R, GHATEI M, BAKER A, BLOOM S, MIELL J: Serum leptin and insulin in paediatric end-stage liver disease and following successful orthotopic liver transplantation.  Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 1998 Apr;48(4):401-6. PMID: 9640405

PICKUP J, ROBERTS G, KEHELY A, PASAPULA C, CHUSNEY G, MATHER H:  Higher serum sialic acid in women than in men with NIDDM: possible relevance to increased cardiovascular risk in NIDDM women.  Diabetes Care. 1997 Sep;20(9):1496. PMID: 9283808

ROBERTS G, EREN E, SINCLAIR H, PELLING M, BURNS A, BRADFORD R, MAURICE-WILLIAMS R, BLACK CM, FINER N, BOULOUX P-M: Two cases of Wegener’s granulomatosis involving the pituitary.  Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 1995 Mar;42(3):323-8. PMID: 7758239

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