Professor John Stevenson - RB&HH Education

Professor John Stevenson

Consultant physician and endocrinologist
Specialises in metabolic disorders, coronary disease prevention, bone disease and calcium metabolism and general endocrinology.

Professor John Stevenson is a consultant metabolic physician, based at Royal Brompton Hospital.

In 1972, Professor John Stevenson qualified in medicine at King’s College Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College London). He then completed his training in general medicine in London and Southampton.

He then followed in completing specialist training in endocrinology and metabolism at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital (now part of Imperial College London). He went on to extend his research and expertise into the effects of sex hormone deficiency and replacement both on the skeleton and on the cardiovascular system.

In 1993, he jointly established the UK’s first female heart disease clinic at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Clinical expertise

Professor John Stevenson specialises in:

  • metabolic disorders
  • coronary disease prevention
  • bone disease and calcium metabolism
  • general endocrinology
  • general internal medicine.

Professor Stevenson runs heart risk clinics at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Research interests

Professor John Stevenson’ has vast research interests, including:

  • metabolic diseases, such as:
    • metabolic syndrome
    • lipid disorders
  • female coronary heart disease
  • metabolic and endocrine aspects of coronary heart disease
  • interrelation of cardiovascular disease risk factors and their modification by therapeutic means
  • menopause
  • hormone replacement
  • osteoporosis prevention.

He also works collaboratively with educational institutions on projects, such as:

  • Imperial College Healthcare – looking at the haemostatic effects of an ultra-low dose HRT
  • University of Malta Medical School – intervertebral disc height impact on vertebral fracture.

Professor John Stevenson is a reader in metabolic medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. In addition, he has spoken at or chaired many international conferences across the world.


Professor John Stevenson has authored many well-renowned books and papers on his specialisms.

He works on several journals, including:

  • Maturitas (editor)
  • Osteoporosis International (editorial board)
  • Climacteric
  • International Journal of Clinical Practice.

In addition, he is on the international scientific committee of the Colombian Journal of Menopause.