Thozhukat Sathyapalan (Sathya) is the Chair in Academic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism in Hull York Medical School, University of Hull and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Medicine from University of Kerala, India in 1996 and his MD (General Medicine) from JIPMER, India. He subsequently did his clinical training in Diabetes and Endocrinology as a Specialist Registrar in Yorkshire Deanery. Sathya was a Clinical Research Fellow in University of Hull and obtained his MD (Diabetes and Endocrinology) in 2009. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Hull York Medical School in October 2009, Reader in 2012 and was made Chair in Academic Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2016.
His main area of interest is on modulation of cardiovascular risk through pharmacological and nutritional interventions in insulin resistant states such as obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus. He is interested in traditional as well as novel risk factors, specifically endocrine disruptors.
Other examining roles
- External examiner for PhD/MD students
- Royal Colleges of Physicians membership exam: examiner since 2012s
- External examiner for Diabetes MSc, PGDip, PGCert - University of Leicester
- OSLER/OSCE examiner for HYMS students
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)