Professor Paul Stewart

Professor Paul Stewart


Paul Stewart is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds. He is a Non-Executive Director and an Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  He is a member of the Executive Board of the Leeds Academic Health Partnership where he leads the Centre for Personalised Medicine & Health. 

He received his medical degree from Edinburgh Medical School in 1982 and was awarded an MD from Edinburgh University with Honours and a Gold Medal in 1988. Funded by the MRC he undertook postgraduate research and clinical training in Edinburgh, Charlottesville, Dallas, and Birmingham UK. Professor Stewart’s clinical expertise includes the management of pituitary and adrenal disorders, endocrine hypertension and reproductive medicine. He is a primary investigator within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit in Leeds and an Emeritus NIHR Senior Clinical Investigator. His research has been funded by MRC, Wellcome Trust and ERC and he retains a passion for training and nurturing the next generation of clinical academics. 

Professor Stewart has served as General Secretary to the Society for Endocrinology and is Secretary-Treasurer to the International Society of Endocrinology. He chairs the Chairs & Programme Grants Committee of the British Heart Foundation, is Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scar Free Foundation and is Vice-President (Clinical) at the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Stewart was formerly a Member of the MRC Strategy Board and Chair of the MRC Careers and Training Committee. 

He has authored over 300 original peer-reviewed publications and has delivered numerous prize lectures to specialist societies, including the Royal College of Physicians Linacre, Goulstonian and Simms Lectures, the Society for Endocrinology Medal Lecture, the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Medal Lecture, the Dale medal lecture, the European Journal of Endocrinology Prize Lecture, Sir George Pickering Medal and the USA Endocrine Society Clinical Investigator Award. He was awarded the Laureate Award for International Excellence in Endocrinology from The Endocrine Society in 2018.

Research groups and institutes

  • British Heart Foundation - Cardiovascular research