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Jonathan Bodansky - Biography

Jonathan Bodansky Diabetes ConsultantDr. Bodansky qualified from the University of Liverpool with the degrees of MB ChB (Honours) in 1974, winning the Sir Robert Kelly Gold Medal. He held a variety of junior hospital training posts in Liverpool, gaining experience in general medicine, surgery, casualty and psychiatry, passing the MRCP exam in London in 1978. He was then a research fellow at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, where he undertook research into the causes of diabetic complications. His doctoral thesis led to the award of an MD degree by Liverpool University in 1983. He then underwent further training and researched in diabetes and endocrinology in Leeds.

In 1989, he became a consultant physician, specializing in general internal medicine and diabetes at the Leeds General Infirmary. The diabetes centre and wards moved in 2010 to St James's Hospital, Leeds. These are large teaching hospitals, affiliated to the University of Leeds. In 1995, he was elected FRCP (London). The university appointed him as an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in 2013. He teaches and lectures on diabetes and general medicine to medical students and postgraduate doctors, locally, nationally and internationally.
He is a member of the Council of the EASD, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. He is a member of the EASD panel that oversees guidelines and statements on diabetes, 'POGS', for the EASD.

He was formerly the Clinical Director for diabetes and endocrinology for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and was the director and fundraiser for the retinal screening programme for the prevention of diabetic eye disease in Leeds, the biggest trust in the U.K.

Many overseas doctors work on his team to gain further specialist experience.

Private consultations are held at the Spire Hospital, Jackson Avenue, Leeds, LS8 1NT

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Patients from the UK should arrange a referral letter from their GP. Patients from outside the UK should bring a referral letter with them if possible. All patients should bring a list of any current medication and the results of any recent tests.

Private consultations are held at the Spire Hospital, Jackson Avenue, Leeds, LS8 1NT on Tuesday afternoons. Consultations at other times may be arranged if required and emergencies can usually be seen the same day. Patients are admitted to hospital for investigation or treatment without any delay, if required.

Telephone 0113 269 3939 and ask for outpatient appointments.
See also the link to the Spire Hospital Leeds.