Professor Sailesh Sankar



GMC number: 4564177

Practising since: 1994


Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, General (internal) Medicine

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  • Bi Weekly Thursday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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Professor Sailesh Sankar is a Consultant Endocrinologist at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Professor of Practice at University of Warwick.  He completed his Doctor of Medicine at University of Warwick and post graduate training in the West Midlands and is currently the Associate Dean for Postgraduate training at HEEWM. He is a board member of Faculty of Medicine and the Director of Medical Education at UHCW NHS Trust. He was the Programme Director and Chair for West Midlands Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Programme and Regional Speciality Adviser.

He was a member of the NICE guideline development group for Type 2 Diabetes and is an associate member of GMC’s Performance assessor panel. He completed his Exec MBA at Warwick Business School in 2020 with distinction. He is also actively involved in research and has published in various peer reviewed Journal and presented in national and international meetings

His clinical interest relates to all aspects of endocrinology and diabetes. He has been a consultant for 15 years at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and has set up specialist thyroid clinic, joint thyroid clinic and adolescent growth and endocrine/diabetes clinic over the years. He also established the insulin pump service and carb counting patient education programme and technology enhanced clinics including glucose sensors for remote monitoring. His other interests include:

General Diabetes and General Endocrinology
Lipid (cholesterol) disorders
Adolescent clinic -Growth and Puberty
Diabetes complications (weight management, diabetic neuropathy, retinopathy, Erectile dysfunction)
Thyroid disorders (thyroid lump/nodules, overactive (hyperthyroidism) and underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism))
Adrenal and Pituitary disorders
Endocrine management related to fertility (raised prolactin, PCOS etc)
Androgen (low testosterone)
Vitamin D, Calcium and Parathyroid related issues
PCOS and Metabolic disorders

Appointments with Professor Sankar are available to patients over the age of 16.

Other interests

  • General Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Cardiovascular risk management
  • Lipid disorders
  • Diabetes complications (neuropathy, retinopathy, Eerectile dysfunction)
  • Thyroid disorders (thyroid lump, overactive and underactive thyroid)
  • Adrenal
  • Pituitary
  • Androgen
  • Vitamin D/Parathyroid
  • PCOS

Personal interests

Travelling, music and cricket.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Sailesh Sankar at Nuffield Health

  • Endocrine

Locations Professor Sailesh Sankar works with

Related experience


A Family with Hyponatremia and Nephrogenic Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis. D Bockenhauer, M Penney, D Hampton, W van’t Hoff, A Gullett, S Sankar, DG Bichet - American Journal of Kidney Disease.


  • British Endocrine Society
  • British Medical Association Diabetes UK
  • South Asian Health Foundation
  • European Association For Study Of Diabetes

Other posts held

  • Consultant Physician, Endocrinology &amp
  • Diabetes University Hospital Coventry &amp
  • Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, University of Warwick
  • Programme Director, West Midlands Deanery

Insurers Professor Sailesh Sankar works with

Professor Sailesh Sankar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Sailesh Sankar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Sailesh Sankar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Sailesh Sankar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.