Newspaper lists its top doctors

15 Nov 2010

Two University of Manchester clinical academics have been featured in a national newspaper’s list of Britain’s top doctors.

Professors Chris Griffiths and Fred Wu were both named as leaders in their fields by The Times Saturday Magazine on 13 November.

Chris Griffiths is Foundation Professor of Dermatology in the School of Translational Medicine and is based at Salford Royal Hospital. He is Acting Director of Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).

The Times commented: “Co-author of one of the main textbooks on skin and author of more than 350 papers. Professor of Dermatology at The University of Manchester and consultant at Salford Royal Hospital, with a particular interest in psoriasis, including developing new biologics to relieve it and immunology research to prevent it. Past president of the British Association of Dermatologists and past chair of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology.”

Fred Wu is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology in the School of Biomedicine and is based at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is lead investigator of the European Male Ageing Study, one of the largest studies of its kind in the world.

The Times said: “Consultant in endocrinology at Manchester Royal Infirmary, whose work looking into hypogonadism – a deficiency of the hormone testosterone – concluded earlier this year that there is evidence of a male menopause. Currently conducting clinical trials with longer-acting testosterone-progesterone combinations [as novel hormone] male contraceptives. President of the European Academy of Andrology.”

The Times list was put together following six months of research by a team of Times researchers consulting charities, specialists and professional bodies and associations.

The Times Medical Correspondent and practising GP, Dr Mark Porter, said: “British doctors have been at the vanguard of medical science for more than two centuries, and our hospitals and universities are home to some of the brightest minds in the business. When it comes to medicine, the best in Britain is still the best in the world.”