Partha Kar



Don Bosco School- Calcutta



Work History:

Worked in Worcester, different hospitals across the South coast of England such as Bournemouth, Southampton etc

Current Job:

Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology


Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Me and my work

Live in a mystical world of hormones..and try to help those who struggle with them! :-)

I am a Endocrine Consultant-working in the NHS- based in Portsmouth and my areas of expertise are the pituitary gland- as well as type 1 diabetes. I tend to spend a lot of time working with teenagers and adolescents who have type 1 diabetes- and my role is mostly supporting all to live with this!

One of main passions is in teaching- and i really enjoy spending time teaching medical students and hopefully trying to get the next generation ready for all challenges ahead

I also work with some amazing friends who all like to have a laugh at work- and we all share a dream that we will continue to deliver the best possible care for all local patients

Finally, i love spending time with my family and my lovely dog..called Marvel! You may have guessed but I love super heroes and their no surprise my dog has that name!

My Typical Day

Clinic, teaching medical students,telephone calls, emails with patients, using Skype for patients, meetings…all in all..pretty packed!

What I'd do with the money

Use it to sponsor students to come and spend some time with us and learn more about the world of hormones!

I have a few ideas…but in short, I am all about expanding our magical but perhaps hidden world of hormones and diabetes to the wider world…and what better place to start early.

So if I win the award, I would like to use that to help sponsor students to come and spend time with us, see what research we do, try and have a glimpse of our world…and most importantly, that we scientists can also be pretty cool- and the world of medicine is actually quite fun!

Come and see!!

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Pursuing my dream

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Bon Jovi

What's your favourite food?

Pad Thai

What is the most fun thing you've done?


What did you want to be after you left school?

A doctor..perhaps a cool doctor to be honest

Were you ever in trouble at school?

Loads…could write a book about it..ask my parents!!

What was your favourite subject at school?


What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Working with teenagers to improve their care

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

My dad

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?


If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Live the life of Iron Man.Honest.That in itself is worth 3 wishes!

Tell us a joke.

What kind of shoes do Ninjas wear? Obvious. Sneakers.

Other stuff

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