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Dr Stephen (Steve) Hyer MBBS(Hons) MA MBA MD PhD FRCP

Dr Stephen Hyer

Consultant Physician

Visiting Professor

Senior Lecturer

General Internal Medicine

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Undergraduate training, University College, London

He studied at University College London and graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours.


General (internal) medicine training

Soon after qualifying, Dr Stephen Hyer studied tropical medicine and spent 3 years as a UK ODA-sponsored Government Medical Officer at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. On his return, he worked as Medical Registrar at Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry.


Research training

As Research Registrar at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital under the tutelage of Professor Eva Kohner, Dr Stephen Hyer undertook his MD thesis on the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. 


Accreditation in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Since 1992, Dr Stephen Hyer has been accredited as a Specialist in General Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians. He was accredited as Specialist in Diabetes & Endocrinology in the following year. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997. He received individual recognition of quality in endocrinology (RQE) by the European Board of Endocrinology in 2002 and is on the European Specialist Register.

Consultant at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Steve Hyer was appointed as Consultant Physician (General (internal) medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology) at St Helier Hospital in 1996 (UK GMC 2296791).  He was the Director of R&D at the hospital from 2008 - 2015.  He has been Clinical Director for Medicine since 2008.

Awards and distinctions

  • MD (University of London), 1990

  • IMCA Action Learning MBA with Distinction, 1996

  • Finalist at National Hospital Doctor of the Year awards: Diabetes team, 1997

  • MA (Bioethics) with Distinction (University of Surrey, 2006)

  • Nine Clinical Excellence Awards

  • Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Teaching nominated by students at St George’s Medical School, London 2014

  • PhD (University of Surrey) 2016

  • Clinical Professor, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine


Dr Steve Hyer’s current research interests are in the treatment of thyroid disease and the management of obesity and diabetes in pregnancy. He has been a local Principal Investigator in the landmark UK Prospective Diabetes Study. He reported on novel treatments for retinopathy. He published on the effects of GH deficiency on bone. More recently he was a Co-Investigator in the important Metformin in Obese non-diabetic Pregnant women (MOP) trial. He has published over fifty peer-reviewed papers in diabetes and endocrinology and is regularly invited to give lectures at national and international meetings. For a full list of Academic Research click here

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