Professor Carel le Roux (MBChB, MSC, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD) graduated from medical school in Pretoria South Africa, completed his Senior House Officer training in metabolic medicine at Hammersmith and other London hospitals and his PhD at Imperial College London under guidance of Professor Sir Stephen Bloom.
He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in 2006, promoted to Reader in 2009 at Imperial and accepted a Chair as Head of Pathology at University College Dublin in 2011, a position that he continues to hold in addition to the fractional post of Professor of Metabolic Medicine at Ulster.
Professor Le Roux’s translational research program focusses on how the gut -brain crosstalk and particularly how the mechanisms of bariatric surgery allow better clinical care for patients. His group is at the forefront of research on the role of gut hormones in diabetes remission after bariatric surgery, a surgical procedure that is getting increasingly seen as an integrated physiological solution to the challenge of obesity.
Professor Le Roux’s research therefore aims to improve the quality of life of the growing number of the victims of the obesity epidemic but can also be used to shed light on the mechanisms of glucose regulation by the body and the development of diabetes. This research has produced more than 350 publications with > 17,000 citations.