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Areas of Expertise
Dr Greener provides diagnoses and advises management plans for the following:
- Endocrinology including pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid disorders
- Diabetes; Dr Greener has a particular interest in the management of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Bariatric Medicine: Identifying and addressing underlying reasons for weight gain, medical management of obesity and metabolic syndrome with expert links to world class bariatric psychologists and surgeons where appropriate
Dr Veronica Greener MBBS BSc(Hons) MD(Res) FRCP is a Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bariatric Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust and a Consultant in Bariatric Medicine at the Central London Community Healthcare Trust.
She graduated from University of London in 2001 with MBBS with distinctions in Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Surgery and a1st Class Intercalated BSc in Pharmacology. Since qualifying she completed post-graduate training at Barts and was awarded MRCP in 2005. She undertook specialist endocrinology training at Barts NHS Trust during which time she won several national and international awards including the AMEND Young Investigator Award in 2008 and an Endocrine Society Travel Grant for Outstanding Research to present her work at ENDO 2009 in Washington DC. She completed her specialist training in 2011 and has been a Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bariatric Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Fdn Trust since 2014. Dr Greener was awarded FRCP in 2017.
While training at Barts NHS Trust, for almost a decade, she gained a depth and breadth of experience managing a wide range of endocrinology patients. More recently, she has developed her clinical experience in the field of bariatric medicine, working closely with bariatric surgeons and collaborating in clinical trials which have led to publications in the Lancet.
Dr Veronica Greener is available during the following times:
Monday: 14.00 for remote consultations
Wednesday: 14.30 – 17.00 for remote consultations or face to face appointments at OneWelbeck
Thursday: 14.30- 17.00 for remote consultations or face to face appointments at OneWelbeck
A consultation with Dr Greener costs the following:
- Initial consultation – £300
- Follow up consultation – £180
Dr Greener’s current research interests have focussed on: Bariatric surgery in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus and type 2 diabetes; and adjunctive liraglutide treatment in patients with persistent or recurrent type 2 diabetes after metabolic surgery (GRAVITAS).
Her most recent publications include:
Bariatric surgery in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus and type 2 diabetes: a case series.
Yang W1,2, Zalin A3, Nelson M4, Bonanomi G5, Smellie J6, Shotliff K7, Efthimiou E5, Greener V8. J Med Case Rep. 2019 May .
Adjunctive liraglutide treatment in patients with persistent or recurrent type 2 diabetes after metabolic surgery (GRAVITAS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Miras AD1, Pérez-Pevida B1, Aldhwayan M1, Kamocka A1, McGlone ER1, Al-Najim W2, Chahal H1, Batterham RL3, McGowan B4, Khan O5, Greener V6, Ahmed AR7, Petrie A8, Scholtz S1, Bloom SR1, Tan TM9. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2019 Jul;7(7):549-559. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(19)30157-3. Epub 2019 Jun 4.
Bariatric Surgery: Practical aspects for Primary care management
Anjali Zalin, Neil Munro, Veronica Greener Diabetes & Primary Care Vol 19 No 4 2017
Combining SGLT2 inhibitor and GLP-1 agonist: exaggerated weight loss in a morbidly obese patient with type 2 diabetes
KG Nilwala U Jayasinghe, Veronica J Greener, Michael D Feher Br J Diabetes 2016;16:138-139
Effective Combination Treatment with Cabergoline and Low Dose Pegvisomant In Active Acromegaly: A Prospective Clinical Trial
Higham CE, Atkinson AB, Aylwin S, Bidlingmeier M, Drake WM, Lewis A, Martin NM, Moyes VJ, Newell Price J, Trainer PJ
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Apr;97(4):1187-93. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-2603. Epub 2012 Jan 25.
Low Immunohistochemical Expression of MGMT in ACTH Secreting Pituitary Tumors of Patients with Nelson Syndrome.
Salehi F, Scheithauer BW, Moyes VJ, Drake WM, Syro LV, Manoranjan B, Sharma S, Horvath E, Kovacs K.
Endocr Pathol. 2010 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Hypoglycaemia: possible mediation by chromium salt medication.
Bharmal SV, Moyes VJ, Ahmed S, Grossman A.
Hormones 2010 Apr-Jun;9(2):181-3.
Clinical Use of Cinacalcet in MEN-1 Hyperparathyroidism
VJ Moyes, JP Monson, SL Chew and SA Akker
International Journal of Endocrinology 2010:906163 (2010)
d3-GHR Genotype Does Not Explain Heterogeneity In GH Responsiveness In Hypopituitary Adults
VJ Moyes, DM Walker, S Owusu-Antwi, KT Maher, L Metherell, SA Akker, JP Monson, AJL Clark, WM Drake
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2010 Jun;72(6):807-13.
Treatment of Nelsons Syndrome with Temozolomide
VJ Moyes, G Alusi, HI Sabin, J Evanson, DM Berney, K Kovacs,
JP Monson, PN Plowman, WM Drake
Eur J Endocrinol. 2009 Jan;160(1):115-9.
The Appearance of the Adrenal Glands on CT in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
*S A Whitley, *VJ Moyes, K M Park, AM Brooke, AB Grossman, SL Chew, A G Rockall, JP Monson, R H Reznek
* Joint first author.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2008 Dec;159(6):819-24.
Clinical Use of Cabergoline as Primary and Adjunctive Treatment for Acromegaly
VJ Moyes, KA Metcalfe, WM Drake
Eur J Endocrinol. 2008 Nov;159(5):541-5.
Insulin Allergy in a Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Successfully Treated With Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion
VJ Moyes, R Drive, A Croom, R Mirakian, TA Chowdhury
Diabetic Medicine, 2005; 23, 204-206
Get to know Dr Greener…
Endocrinologists are medical detectives, working through the clues and evidence systematically to make a diagnosis. It’s also a specialty where we are able to cure many conditions, which is hugely rewarding.
Bariatric Medicine is an area where early and effective intervention can induce remission of type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease before irreversible damage is done to the body. Therefore, it is immensely gratifying to be able to effectively treat these patients and restore their health, and so often their self-confidence, by reducing their weight.Dr Veronica Greener
What first attracted you to medicine?
I watched an episode of Casualty when I was 14 and saw the doctors treat something I thought would be untreatable. Even though it was fiction, I felt inspired. From that moment on, I knew that medicine was the career for me and I wanted to do something that made a difference rather than just to make money.
Why did you choose to become a part of OneWelbeck?
Our team are able to provide the highest quality of care in all areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism and it is a real pleasure to work alongside my former colleagues and senior mentors who helped guide my career.
What’s the best part of being a doctor?
When you see the relief on a patient’s face when they feel better, they understand what is going on and walk out of the consultation room looking happier than when they came in. And when we get a simple thank you; this keeps us motivated.
With my bariatric patients, it fills me with joy when I see women (mostly) who have struggled for so many years and had no confidence or self-esteem, returning to the clinic full of life and confidence and full of stories of how much they are enjoying their life.
What keeps you busy in your personal life?
Catching up on my sleep! My young children keep me busy, night and day, with their bundles of energy and inquisitive nature.
Veronica Greener was appointed from the Barts and the London Department of Endocrinology to run the Obesity Service at the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust as Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology. While at Barts, she did characteristically meticulous and sterling work to publish our ﬁrst description of the use of cinacalcet for patients aﬄicted by parathyroid tumours due to a rare genetic syndrome‘Professor S L Chew, consultant at OneWelbeck.