Dr David Hughes is a Consultant in Endocrinology & Bariatric Medicine at the East Midlands Institute of Bariatric Medicine (Royal Derby Hospital).
He currently leads the medical bariatric service where he manages patients with complex obesity. His main area of research interest lies in chronic disease management and has gained a MD from the University of Birmingham following his thesis on gut hormones in diabetes. He is actively involved in promoting obesity related education at all levels (undergraduate, postgraduate, primary and secondary care) in the East Midlands. He promotes and supports local tier 2 & 3 weight management programs and patient support forums.