Dr Michal Ajzensztejn is a consultant in paediatric diabetes and endocrinology. Michal joined Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2013, having 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 since 2015-2020.
Michal is 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.
She is also a member of the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialist Interest Group on Growth.
Michal has an interest in research and is principal investigator on several ongoing trials.
Michal’s areas of expertise include diabetes (type 1, type 2, neonatal diabetes, MODY), growth concerns: short stature and tall stature, thyroid hormone, puberty: advanced, delayed, discordant, adrenal gland, pituitary hormones, genetic conditions with endocrine component, paediatric endo/ gynae e.g. ovarian insufficiency, differences in sex development (DSD), neuroendocrine conditions, endocrine/ genetic causes of obesity.
- paediatric endocrinology and diabetes
- closing the loop – artificial pancreas
- continuous glucose monitoring
- pubertal induction
- Turner’s Syndrome
Michal 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.
2013: Alex Russell Paediatric Endocrinology Prize, Royal Society of Medicine
2012: Paediatric training in London with sub-speciality recognition in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
2010-11: International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Clinical Research Fellowship Award
2002: Bachelor of Medicine degree and a first class honours B.Sc. in Psychology (intercalated), Southampton University Medical School
Arthritis Research Campaign: prize in rheumatology.
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