Dr Mark Vanderpump


Formerly President of the British Thyroid Association, Dr Mark Vanderpump is a Consultant Endocrinologist in private practice within several London clinics. Prior to this he was a Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Free Hampstead and a Consultant Endocrinologist at the North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust.His training in general medicine and endocrinology was completed at NHS posts in the West Midlands, North East England and North Staffordshire and included clinical responsibilities for the development of endocrinology and diabetes services.


Dr Vanderpump teaches and lectures nationally and internationally and  is also a published author of Thyroid Disease (The Facts)


He is the UK representative of the Iodine Global Network.


His MD thesis was an epidemiological twenty-year follow-up study of the Whickham survey which involved determining the outcome in terms of thyroid disorders, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in 2779 subjects. This has provided unique incidence data and risk factors for these disorders. A MD thesis was submitted to the University of Birmingham in 1995 was entitled “The incidence of thyroid disorders and diabetes mellitus in the community and the relationship of thyroid failure with the development of ischaemic heart disease”.  Subsequently his main research interests have been in epidemiology, clinical thyroid disease, audit and the cost-effectiveness of managing thyroid disease.


Iodine/thyroid journal publications

 For recent publications, please see Dr Mark Vanderpump’s website

  1. Vanderpump MPJ, Epidemiology of iodine deficiency; (2017) Minerva Med 108: 116-123.
  2. Vanderpump MPJ, Tunbridge WMG, French JM, Appleton D, Bates D, Clark F, Grimley Evans J, Hasan DM, Rodgers H, Tunbridge FT & Young ET (1995). The incidence of thyroid disorders in the community – a twenty-year follow-up of the Whickham survey. Clinical Endocrinology 43:55-69.
  3. Tunbridge WMG & Vanderpump MPJ (2000). Population screening for autoimmune thyroid disease. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America 29:239-253.
  4. Vanderpump MPJ (2005).  The Epidemiology of thyroid diseases. In “Werner and Ingbar’s The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text”, 9/E. (Ed.LE Braverman and RD Utiger).  JB Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, pp 398-406.
  5. Vanderpump MPJ (2009). Thyroid function and pregnancy. Epidemiology and iodine status. In “The Thyroid and Reproduction”. (Ed, J Lazarus, V Pirags and S Butz). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, pp 39-45.
  6. Vanderpump MPJ (2011). Epidemiology of thyroid disease and swelling.  In “The Thyroid”, chapter ed. WM Wiersinga for “Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology” (Ed. JAH Wass and PM Stewart).  Oxford University Press, pp 358-70.
  7. Vanderpump MP, Lazarus JH, Smyth PP, Laurberg P, Holder RL, Boelaert K & Franklyn JA; British Thyroid Association UK Iodine Survey Group (2011). Iodine status of UK schoolgirls: a cross-sectional survey. Lancet 377:2007-2012.
  8. Vanderpump M (2011). The epidemiology of thyroid disease. British Medical Bulletin 99:39-51.
  9. Vanderpump MPJ (2012). Iodine deficiency as a new challenge for industrialised countries: A UK perspective. International Journal of Epidemiology 41:601-604.
  10. Garg A, Vanderpump MP (2013). Subclinical thyroid disease. British Medical Bulletin 107:101-116.
  11. Vanderpump MPJ (2014). Thyroid. In “Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes”, 3/E (Ed. J Wass and K Owen). Oxford Medical Publications, pp 1-105.
  12. Vanderpump M (2014). Thyroid and iodine nutritional status: a UK perspective. Clinical Medicine 14 Suppl 6:s7-s11.

Invited seminars


For recent seminars, please see Dr Mark Vanderpump’s website 


“Iodine deficiency: The problem and the solution.” Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Leeds, 2012.

“Iodine status.” Symposium. American Thyroid Association, Quebec, 2012.

Hot Topics in Reproductive Endocrinology: “Thyroid function and iodine in fertility and miscarriage.” Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, 2013.

“Iodine nutrition in the UK.” Society for Endocrinology/Irish Endocrine Society Clinical Cases Meeting, Belfast, 2013.

“Thyroid and iodine nutritional status”: Royal College of Physicians Advanced Medicine Conference, London, 2014.