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Peter Trainer

Job title

Consultant Endocrinologist

Email Address

Phone number

0161 446 3664

Fax number

0161 446 3772




Endocrinology and diseases of the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands


Associate medical director; clinical lead for endocrinology; lead on global health activity; Professor Trainer holds clinics in general endocrine, thyroid, radioiodine, neuro-endocrine tumours, adrenal carcinoma, phaeochromocytoma and familial endocrine neoplasia syndromes

General endocrine clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital

Professional biography

Professor Trainer qualified in Edinburgh and continued his higher training in St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Aberdeen, Utrecht (Netherlands) and Portland (Oregon, USA). He was a senior lecturer at Bart's before becoming a consultant endocrinologist at The Christie in 1998.

Professor Trainer is an active leader in the medical community. He has served on the senior executive committees of the Society for Endocrinology (UK), the (American) Endocrine Society and the European Society for Endocrinology. He chaired the programme organizing committee for the European Congress of Endocrinology (2011) and the clinical programme of the American Endocrine congress in 2007. He has published extensively with over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a sought-after lecturer and teacher and has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology, Treatments in Endocrinology, and GH and IGF Research. His prime areas of research are diseases of the pituitary and adrenal glands, particularly Cushing's syndrome and acromegaly.

Research Interest

Professor Trainer has a longstanding interest in clinical aspects of pituitary and adrenal disease, particularly Cushing's syndrome, and acromegaly. He has received an EU grant for the creation of a pan-European registry of patients with Cushing's syndrome (ERCUSYN)


The Christie Private Care

Prof. Trainer also practises privately at The Christie Private Care