Dr Stuart A Ritchie

MBChB   BSc (Hons)  FRCP Ed   PhD

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Consultant Physician

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh


  • General Endocrinology
  • General Diabetes
  • Antenatal Diabetes
  • Neuroendocrine Tumours


  • Western General Hospital


Stuart Ritchie graduated MBChB with commendation, from Glasgow University in 2000, having intercalated in Molecular Biology in 1997 (first class honours). He was awarded MRCP (UK) in 2003, and spent 3 years as a Medical Research Council Clinical Development Fellow from 2004-2007 in the Departments of Medicine and IBLS in the University of Glasgow. He was awarded a PhD in 2009 for a thesis exploring the effects of adipocytokines on insulin resistance in the vasculature.


Specialist training was completed in the South East Scotland deanery, and in 2011 he was appointed as a consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh, and is a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University. He is currently Professional Lead for the Metabolic Unit.


His clinical interests include inpatient diabetes, antenatal diabetes, pituitary disease and endocrine oncology. He is national lead for the Diabetes, Think, Check project and is a member of the Scottish Diabetes Group, and the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care Group.  He is the coordinator for the South East Scotland region Pituitary MDT.