Dr Patricia Whitfield is an adult Endocrinologist at Capital and Coast District Health Board, and a research fellow and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Wellington Campus.

After completing her medical degree at the University of Auckland, she moved to the Wellington Region to complete her Endocrinology training.  Whilst a general endocrinologist, she has a special interest in the area of Young Adult Diabetes and co-ordinates the YAD MDT service at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals.

In addition to her clinical work, she was awarded a Health Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake her PhD at the University of Otago, which she will complete in 2023.  Her thesis examines ethnic differences in glucose metabolism in New Zealanders, with specific emphasis on body composition and genetic predictors of Type 2 diabetes.

 

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