Bone health in chronic kidney disease: what next?
Dr Geeta Hampson,
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Friday 15 March 2019,
Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor, The Medical School
Dr Geeta Hampson is an academic clinician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and Kings College London (KCL). She is a consultant in Chemical Pathology/Metabolic Medicine and a Reader in bone and mineral metabolism at KCL. She has a strong clinical and research interest in metabolic bone disorders. She has published widely in this area and has a lead role in the running of the large metabolic bone disease/osteoporosis service at GSTT. Her research interests in the regulation of bone and mineral metabolism started during her clinical training at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Following an MRC-funded French Exchange Fellowship award, she continued her research at Hospital Bichat in Paris in the Renal Physiology Faculty where she studied the cellular and molecular regulation of the PTH-receptor, using in-vitro approaches as well as animal models of vitamin D deficiency. During her time at GSTT and KCL, she has continued her research into the effect of endocrine, paracrine and nutritional factors in the regulation of bone metabolism and in post-menopausal osteoporosis. Her clinical research also includes the pathophysiological changes that occur in bone and blood vessels in Chronic Kidney Disease – Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD). She has an active role in undergraduate medical education at KCL and has supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate students.