Specialises in diabetes, growth concerns, puberty issues and genetic conditions with an endocrine component.
Dr Michal Ajzensztejn is currently on maternity leave and is expected to return in late 2023.
Dr Michal Ajzensztejn is a consultant in paediatric diabetes and endocrinology.
She received her Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and a first class honours B.Sc. in Psychology (intercalated) from Southampton University Medical School in 2002. She went on to received the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Clinical Research Fellowship award in 2011.
She undertook her Endocrinology and Diabetes training in London at Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College Hospital London and Chelsea and Westminster. She spent a year overseas as a clinical fellow at the Schneider Children’s Medical Centre, working on the artificial pancreas project closing the loop between insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
She received the Alex Russell Paediatric Endocrinology Prize from the Royal Society of Medicine in 2013.
She joined Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2013 having previously worked as a consultant in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes at The Royal Belfast Hospital for sick children. She was clinical lead for paediatric diabetes since joining the Trust in 2013 and clinical lead for both paediatric diabetes and endocrinology from 2015-2020.
Dr Michal Ajzensztejn is a co-founder of the South East Coast Research Group for Diabetes and is the research and guidelines lead for the South East Coast Diabetes Network. She is a paediatric representative on the Extraordinary London Type 1 Diabetes Network Steering Group part of NHS London Clinical Networks NHS England and NHS Improvements.
- Diabetes (type 1, 2, neonatal diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)).
- Growth concerns: short stature and tall stature.
- Thyroid hormone conditions.
- Puberty issues: advanced, delayed, discordant.
- Adrenal gland issues.
- Pituitary hormones issues.
- Genetic conditions with endocrine component.
- Paediatric endocrinology and gynaecology conditions such as ovarian insufficiency.
- Differences in sex development (DSD).
- Neuroendocrine conditions.
- Endocrine/ genetic causes of obesity.
- Turner’s Syndrome.
- Closing the loop – artificial pancreas.
- Continuous glucose monitoring.
- Pubertal induction.
Special/ research interests
Dr Michal Ajzensztejn has an interest in research and is principal investigator on several ongoing trials.
Membership of professional bodies
- British Medical Association (BMA).
- Medical Defence Union (MDU).
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK (RCPCH).
- International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).
- European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ESPE).
- British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED).
- Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC).
- Member of the Type 1 Diabetes UK Immunotherapy.
- British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialist Interest Group on Growth.
Evelina London Children’s Hospital.