Dr Noel Somasundaram

Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr Noel Somasundaram, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FCCP, FSLCE, is Consultant Endocrinologist, at Diabetes and Hormone Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

He was the President of the South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies 2019-2021 and Project Lead for Sri Lanka Diabetes and Cardiovascular Initiative a national project for preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases.

Dr Noel Somasundaram has more than 130 publications in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. He is the editor of Clinical Diabetology a handbook for diabetes management and has chapters in fifteen textbooks including Oxford Desktop Reference in Endocrinology and International Textbook for Diabetes. He has been the Principal investigator in many international studies including the EMPAREG study.

He was Consultant Endocrinologist at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. His pioneering work includes the introduction of comprehensive care for patients with diabetes, obesity, pituitary tumours and craniopharyngioma, and the introduction of hormone testing and catheter studies for complex endocrine disorders to Sri Lanka. He has served as the chairman of the Specialty Board in Endocrinology, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine and for guideline committees in Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid, Sodium disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and Cushing syndrome.

He graduated (with 13 medals and awards) from the University of Jaffna and subsequently trained in the Endocrine Unit of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London prior to being board certified as an Endocrinologist by the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.