Dr. Nandu Thalange

Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Nandu Thalange

Paediatric Endocrinologist


Dr. Nandu Thalange is Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Al Jalila Children’s and graduated from King’s College, London in 1988, intent on a career in paediatric endocrinology. After junior posts at King’s College Hospital and other hospitals around London, he moved to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to take up a research training post in paediatric endocrinology. His research at that time was focused primarily on the physiology of normal and abnormal growth and culminated in 3 significant papers in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pediatric Research and Archives of Diseases of Childhood.

After completing his research post, Dr. Nandu moved to East Anglia, completing his training in Norwich and Cambridge, including a year in child public health. In 2002, Nandu took up a post as a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in East Anglia, until he left in April 2017. He ran a large paediatric endocrinology, diabetes and weight management service, including specialist clinics for neurofibromatosis, achondroplasia and bone disease, notably osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta. The diabetes service had over 350 children and adolescents with diabetes (including 60% on insulin pumps), and achieved excellent results in the National Diabetes Audit.

Dr. Nandu has been an investigator in a number of collaborative multicentre research studies, in diabetes and endocrinology, including being chief investigator for the international multi-centre trials that led to the approval of insulin detemir and insulin degludec in children, worldwide. His other research interests include hypertension, (he co-authored a paper on the normal ranges for blood pressure in Great Britain, based on an analysis of over 20000 children and young adults), psychological impacts of disease, epidemiology, and child public health, particularly avoidable child mortality. He is a public speaker and frequently presents to international audiences.

Professional Background

Medical School

King’s College, London, BSc (Biomedical Sciences)
King’s College Hospital Medical School, MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training - (CCST) in General Paediatrics & Paediatric Endocrinology


Research Registrar in Paediatric Endocrinology, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK


Senior Registrar in Paediatrics, Norwich & Cambridge, East Anglia, UK, including 1 year in Child Public Health
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
FRCP- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
FRCPCH- Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)

Work Experience

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust, UK
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Clinical Governance Reviewer Commission for Health Improvement, London
Clinical Advisor (Children’s National Service Framework, Complaints)
Healthcare Commission, London 2008 –2014
Senior Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
Chairman, Norfolk Child Death Overview Panel

Languages Spoken

  • English

Achievements Career Highlights

  • Co-author of Blood Pressure Centiles for Great Britain
  • Originator and lead editor for Pocket Essentials of Paediatrics (Elsevier, Edinburgh, 2006, revised 2007)
  • Second edition published January 2013 – runner-up, BMJ Medical book awards
  • Twice winner of Patient Choice Award for Diabetes Team of the Year, 2012, 2016
  • Chief investigator for two international randomized control trials of new basal insulin therapy in children
  • Numerous publications in paediatrics, diabetes, endocrinology and related disciplines
  • MRCP(UK)- Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (1992)
  • MRCPCH- Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (1997)
  • Member of Institute of Learning & Teaching (2003)

Research & Publications

  1. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7925-625X


Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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