Giuseppe Maltese is a consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and honorary clinical lecturer at King’s College London. Dr Maltese graduated with a distinction in medicine from the University of Messina. Having also trained in General and Geriatric Medicine, he has a special interest in the management of frailty in diabetes. During his PhD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA, and during his specialty training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, he studied biomarkers of ageing in diabetes, cardiovascular and renal disease. He has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
His current clinical and research work focuses on the impact of multimorbidity and frailty on diabetes-related outcomes and the use of technology in older people with diabetes. In addition, he has been the lead author of the Italian version of the NHS document Language Matters in Diabetes. As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Dr Maltese is actively involved in the teaching and supervision of medical students from St George’s University and training of junior doctors, GPs and other healthcare professionals in Surrey. In 2021, he was appointed as one of 20 Diabetes UK Clinical Champions in the UK with a project aimed at improving diabetes care in long-term facilities.