Dr Helen Spoudeas is one of a team of paediatric endocrinologists seeing all endocrine patients at the split site London centre of Paediatric Endocrinology between Great Ormond Street and University College Hospitals.
She is the consultant lead for an innovative service supporting the largest national cohort of survivors with Neuro-Endocrine and Late Effects of brain injury after Cancer Treatment in Children and Adolescents since January 1999, seeing over 1000 brain tumour survivors in a multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient service.
Abnormalities of growth and development, hormone excess and deficiency, especially as they pertain to children with malignancy, particularly brain tumours.
Qualifications and training
Dr Helen Spoudeas qualified at Barts and the London Hospital in 1981 and obtained her MRCP in 1985. She has dual certification (CCST) in paediatrics and paediatric endocrinology since 1996.
She published a doctorate on the neuroendocrine hormone secretory disturbances observed during and after different therapies for childhood brain tumours in 1995, which still remains the only longitudinal prospective clinical study in this cohort.
She pioneered the first UK ‘niche’ service for the neuroendocrine surveillance and neurorehabilitation of survivors of childhood brain and other tumours established in 1999.
She has published original research and review articles on the topics of hormone secretion, growth, pubertal and fertility status after cancer therapies, and is the only endocrine member of the children’s cancer and leukaemia group in the UK.
She is also a member of the parallel European body (SIOP-E) formally nominated to represent the endocrine profession in this capacity and contributing to study design and endocrine data collection.
She is an internationally recognised speaker in her field and an active and certified academic supervisor.