Dr Punith Kempegowda MBBS MSc MD MRCP SFHEA PhD

Dr Punith Kempegowda

Institute of Applied Health Research
Assistant Professor in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine
Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine

Contact details

Address
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Punith Kempegowda is an Assistant Professor and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy at the University of Birmingham. He is also a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with special interest in reproductive endocrinology and acute diabetes. His research interests are in providing best possible care to people with diabetes and endocrine conditions and developing innovative and evidence-based programmes to teach and learn from each other. He is the chair for SIMBA which provides simulation-based learning opportunities and Chair for CoMICs which creates short evidence-based videos on various medical topics. He is also the lead for DEKODE, a multicentre cloud-based quality improvement programme for diabetes-related emergencies and PCOS SEVa, a multicentre programme aimed at understanding and improving models of care in PCOS. In his spare time, he is an avid traveller, an ardent movie-goer and a passionate foodie—none of the three even slightly exaggerated if you follow him on his social media.

To find out more about Punith Kempegowda, please also see his personal website.

Qualifications

  • 2022    PhD, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2021    Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Advance HE
  • 2018    MRCP (Endocrinology and Diabetes) Royal College of Physicians London, UK
  • 2014    MRCP Royal College of Physicians London, UK
  • 2013    MD      General Internal Medicine (Clinical), University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK
  • 2011    MSc    Clinical Science (Merit), University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK
  • 2007    MBBS Medicine (First Class Honours), MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Biography

Introduction to SIMBA: Simulation via Instant Messaging - Birmingham Advance

Dr Punith Kempegowda is an academic clinical lecturer and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy at the University of Birmingham. His research interests are in providing best possible care to people with diabetes and endocrine conditions and developing innovative and evidence-based programmes to teach and learn from each other. He is currently the chair for SIMBA which provides simulation-based learning opportunities and Chair for CoMICs which creates short evidence-based videos on various medical topics. He is also the lead for DEKODE, a multicentre cloud-based quality improvement programme for diabetes-related emergencies and PCOS SEVa, a multicentre programme aimed at understanding and improving models of care in PCOS. In his spare time, he is an avid traveller, an ardent movie-goer and a passionate foodie—none of the three even slightly exaggerated if you follow him on his social media. 

Introducing SIMBA: Simulation via Instant Messaging - Birmingham Advance (Endocrinology & Diabetes)

Teaching

  • Deputy Lead, AIP module, Year 5 MBChB
  • Lead for Healthcare Systems and Technology Enhanced Learning

Research

Reproductive endocrinology

Impact of steroids on metabolism in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

  • DAISY PCOS - Dissecting Androgen excess and metabolic dysfunction – an Integrated Systems approach to PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome.
  • 11 OXO PCOS - The role of 11-oxygenated androgens in androgen excess and metabolic dysfunction of women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Long term Testorone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Influence of ethnicity on TRT

Improving diabetes and endocrine clinical services through quality improvement programmes

  • DEKODE-DKA - Digital Evaluation of Ketosis and Other Diabetes Emergencies (DEKODE): diabetes-related ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • DEKODE-Hypoglycaemia
  • Improving management of patients with Cystic fibrosis related diabetes
  • Steroid induced diabetes Quality Improvement Programme (QIP)

Acute and chronic endocrinopathies associated with cancer therapy

  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors associated endocrinopathies

Medical Education

  • Simulation via Instant Messaging-Birmingham Advance (SIMBA)
  • Concise Medical Information Charts (CoMICs)

Other activities

  • Trainee Representative, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Health Education West Midlands, Since 2019
  • Trainee Representative, West Midlands Physician Association, UK, since 2018
  • Member of the Q community, the Health Foundation, since 2018
  • Former Trainee Representative, West Midlands Integrated Clinical Academic Training Group, 2015-2016
  • NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology and Diabetes, 2013-2015
  • Punith has been awarded a public engagement grant from the Society for Endocrinology, for the second year. The award will enable him to work closely with the IMSR’s public engagement lead, Dr Caroline Gillett, to build on lessons learned from last year’s experience conducting endocrinology masterclasses for school students, whilst adding in new goals to create educational materials on endocrine themes created by and for young people. This will be done by co-creation workshops with medical students and young people who then present their work to the scientific community.

 

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Publications

Recent publications

Article

Melson, E, Davitadze, M, Malhotra, K, PCOS SEva Working Group, Mousa, A, Teede, H, Boivin, J, Thondan, M, Tay, CT & Kempegowda, P 2023, 'A systematic review of models of care for polycystic ovary syndrome highlights the gap in the literature, especially in developing countries', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 14, 1217468. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2023.1217468

Malhotra, K & Kempegowda, P 2023, 'Appraising Unmet Needs and Misinformation Spread About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in 85,872 YouTube Comments Over 12 Years: Big Data Infodemiology Study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 25, e49220. https://doi.org/10.2196/49220

Schiffer, L, Kempegowda, P, Sitch, AJ, Adaway, JE, Shaheen, F, Ebbehoj, A, Singh, S, Mctaggart, MP, O’reilly, MW, Prete, A, Hawley, JM, Keevil, BG, Bancos, I, Taylor, AE & Arlt, W 2023, 'Classic and 11-oxygenated androgens in serum and saliva across adulthood: a cross-sectional study analyzing the impact of age, body mass index, and diurnal and menstrual cycle variation', European Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 188, no. 1, lvac017. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejendo/lvac017

PCOS SEva Working Group, Elghobashy, M, Lau, GM, Davitadze, M, Gillett, C, O'reilly, M, Arlt, W, Lindenmeyer, A & Kempegowda, P 2023, 'Concerns and expectations in women with polycystic ovary syndrome vary across age and ethnicity: findings from PCOS Pearls Study', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 14, 1175548. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2023.1175548

Sheikh, J, Khalil, H, Shaikh, S, Hebbar, M, Zia, N, Wicks, S, Jayaprakash, S, Narendran, A, Subramanian, A, Malhotra, K, Chapman, R, Gillett, C, Gleeson, H, Robinson, L, Justin, C, Lathia, T, Selvan, C, O'reilly, M, Manolopoulos, K, Arlt, W, Kempegowda, P & PCOS SEva team 2023, 'Emotional and psychosexual wellbeing is influenced by ethnicity and birthplace in women and individuals with polycystic ovary syndrome in the UK and India', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 130, no. 8, pp. 978-986. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.17428

Malhotra, K, Pan, CSC, Davitadze, M, Kempegowda, P & Team PCOS SEva 2023, 'Identifying the challenges and opportunities of PCOS awareness month by analysing its global digital impact', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 14, 1109141. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2023.1109141

Hebbar, M, Khalil, H, Zia, N, Sheikh, J, Melson, E, Davitadze, M, Gleeson, H, Lathia, T, Selvan, C & Kempegowda, P 2023, 'Improving emotional and psychosexual wellbeing screening in women living with polycystic ovary syndrome: experiences from the United Kingdom and India', Endocrine Connections, vol. 12, no. 11, e230179. https://doi.org/10.1530/EC-23-0179

SIMBA and CoMICs team 2023, 'Sustained clinical knowledge improvements from simulation experiences with Simulation via Instant Messaging—Birmingham Advance', Postgraduate Medical Journal, vol. 99, no. 1167, pp. 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1093/postmj/qgac008

PCOS SEva Working Group 2022, 'A systematic review of lived experiences of people with polycystic ovary syndrome highlights the need for holistic care and co-creation of educational resources', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 13, 1064937. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2022.1064937

Wallett, L, Chen, W, Thomas, L, Blaggan, P, Ooi, E, Zhou, D, Hanania, T, Ng, CY, Evans, N, Morgan, G, Allison, I, Pan, CSC, Ponniah, G, Radcliffe, E, Sheikh, J, Khashaba, A, Hebbar, M, Delson, D, Reddy-koanu, V, Ayuk, J, Packer, G, Akufo-tetteh, E, Davitadze, M, Melson, E & Kempegowda, P 2022, 'Developing a simulation-based learning model for acute medical education during COVID-19 pandemic with simulation via instant messaging – Birmingham advance (SIMBA)', BMJ open quality, vol. 11, no. 2, e001565. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001565

Ng, CY, Allison, I, Ooi, E, Davitadze, M, Melson, E & Kempegowda, P 2022, 'Medical students’ and junior doctors’ leadership and teamwork skills improved after involvement with Simulation via Instant Messaging-Birmingham Advance (SIMBA)', BMJ Leader, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 233-236. https://doi.org/10.1136/leader-2021-000486

Subramanian, A, Lee, S, Phillips, K, Toulis, K, Kempegowda, P, O'reilly, M, Adderley, N, Thangaratinam, S, Arlt, W & Nirantharakumar, K 2022, 'Polycystic ovary syndrome and risk of adverse obstetric outcomes: a retrospective population-based matched cohort study in England', BMC medicine, vol. 20, no. 1, 298. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-022-02473-3

Davitadze, M, Ooi, E, Ng, CY, Zhou, D, Thomas, L, Hanania, T, Blaggan, P, Evans, N, Chen, W, Melson, E, Arlt, W & Kempegowda, P 2022, 'SIMBA: using Kolb’s learning theory in simulation-based learning to improve participants’ confidence', BMC Medical Education, vol. 22, no. 1, 116 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-022-03176-2

Elhariry, M, Malhotra, K, Solomon, M, Goyal, K & Kempegowda, P 2022, 'Top 100 #PCOS influencers: Understanding who, why and how online content for PCOS is influenced', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 13, 1084047. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2022.1084047

Review article

Team PCOS SEva & Kempegowda, P 2023, 'Body image concerns in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis', European Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 189, no. 2, pp. R1–R9. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejendo/lvad110

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