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Personal biography

Dr Julian Waung (BM, MRCP, PhD) completed a research degree, studying how thyroid hormones affects bones and joints.

In 2018, Julian introduced Diasend, a digital tool for capillary blood glucose management and analysis.

In 2020 Julian Waung established the Thalassaemia Endocrinology Clinic at Whittington and the UCL Student Quality Improvement & Development Fund Award in 2020. In 2019 he received the Learning from Excellence Award: Fantastic and Compassionate from Whittington Health.

 

 

Research

Dr Julian Waung has a searchable library of Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcasts and been published in various journals, of which include:

Successful management of a sporadic pancreatic insulinoma by endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation. DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-104650;

Real-life experience of tolvaptan use in the treatment of severe hyponatraemia due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion.DOI: 10.1111/cen.12943

Adult mice lacking the type 2 iodothyronine deiodinase have increased subchondral bone but normal articular cartilage. DOI: 10.1089/thy.2014.0476;

Quantitative X-ray microradiography for high-throughput phenotyping of osteoarthritis in mice. DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.04.015

THRA and DIO2 mutations are unlikely to be a common cause of increased bone mineral density in euthyroid post-menopausal women. DOI: 10.1530/EJE-13-1009;

Thyroid hormone metabolism in skeletal development and adult bone maintenance. DOI: 10.1016/j.tem.2011.11.002

Quantitative X-Ray Imaging of Mouse Bone by Faxitron. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8997-3_30

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the management of differentiated thyroid cancer, In: Recent advances in endocrinology and diabetes (2017 JP Medical Ltd) Jackie A Gilbert, Julian A Waung, Kate Newbold, Edited by Amir Sam & Saira Hameed

The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis: anatomy and physiology, In: Neuroendocrine Disorder in Children (2016 Mac Keith Press) Brassill M, Gogakos G, Logan J, Waung J, Williams G Edited by Mehul T Dattani, Peter C. Hindmarsh, Lucinda Carr and Iain C.A.F. Robinson.

I have a great deal of professional respect and have enjoyed working with most of the members of the Endocrinology group during my NHS practice. OneWelbeck offers the chance to co-create an outstanding outpatient service in a great location.

Dr Julian Wuang
  • What attracted you to medicine?

    I enjoy science and like talking to people. Medicine seemed to combine both aspects. I realise how privileged I am as a doctor that patients are willing to share their life stories with me.

  • What encouraged you to specialise in your chosen field?

    Most patients with diabetes or endocrine conditions have chronic conditions. I like the continuity in endocrinology and being able to build a rapport over time. So much of endocrinology is about understanding someone’s circumstances and through education and encouragement, empowering them to make choices that are right for them and will improve their health. At the other end of the spectrum, there is the opportunity to do really cutting edge research in endocrinology. I was able to gain some experience in this aspect during my research degree when I studied how thyroid hormones affects bones and joints. Finally, some aspects of diabetes (e.g. glucose monitoring devices and insulin pumps) allow me to indulge my love of technology and gadgets.

  • What keeps you busy in your personal life?

    My young children. Speaking and reading to them in Italian and getting home early enough for their bath. I like to play squash, snowboard, travel and try new foods.

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