About Dr. Haiju Chirayath

Photo of Haiju ChirayathHello! Welcome to my site. My name is Dr. Haiju Chirayath and I am a consultant endocrinologist. I created this website to help both my patients and everyone else with endocrine disorders. I’ve been working as a doctor for almost twenty years. I completed my endocrinology training at the Oxford Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism in UK (part of Oxford University). My other qualifications are included in the table below. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked as a consultant endocrinologist in three continents – Europe, North America and Asia. As a result, I’ve been able to treat thousands of patients all across the world. This broad international experience has helped give me valuable insights on how best to manage various endocrine disorders.

Medical Qualifications

Here are some of my medical qualifications:

PhD (Endocrinology)University of Manchester
FRCP (Lon)Royal College of Physicians of UK – London
MSc (Endocrinology)University of London
Post-Graduate Diploma (Endocrinology)University of London
Medical Council of Canada Evaluating ExaminationMedical Council of Canada
MRCP- Specialist Certificate Examination (Endocrinology)Royal College of Physicians of UK
Certificate of Completion of Training (Endocrinology)Oxford Deanery, UK
MRCP (UK)Royal College of Physicians of UK
MBBSKottayam Medical College

Medical Experience

The table below lists some of the posts I have held over the years (with my current post first):

Consultant EndocrinologistRed Deer Regional Hospital CentreCanada
Consultant EndocrinologistMediclinic Al Ain HospitalUnited Arab Emirates
Consultant EndocrinologistNMC Royal Hospital, Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
Consultant EndocrinologistMedcare Hospitals and Health CentresUnited Arab Emirates
Consultant EndocrinologistKelowna General HospitalCanada
Clinical Assistant ProfessorUniversity of British ColumbiaCanada
Consultant EndocrinologistEast & North Hertfordshire NHS TrustUnited Kingdom
Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology and Internal MedicineOxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and MetabolismUnited Kingdom
Clinical Research FellowUniversity of ManchesterUnited Kingdom


I wrote a book on diabetic neuropathy, a condition where diabetes damages the nerves of the feet. You can read more about it and order it if you wish by clicking here.

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15 thoughts on “About Dr. Haiju Chirayath”

  1. I’m moving back to my home country this year, I saw you a few years ago, do I need a letter or referral for a doctor so I can continue my hormone therapy?

  2. Should patients with PCOS (50 yrs old) try the Keto diet for weight loss? My GP knows nothing about it but said its probably a fad. I was concerned with the high fat levels.

    • The Keto diet can be effective for some people but the high fat content can be harmful in the long run, leading to raised cholesterol and hardening of arteries. That is why I don’t think it is safe to do it for longer than 4 weeks at the most.

  3. Hi I wonder if you could tell me about my thyroid issues. I get regular blood test every 3 months I’m on both synthroid and cytomel but my test keep coming back L now showing L 0.09 I have numerous issues with swelling feet nothing bring done about it just put on pills and many muscle and leg problems and stomach issues and cold a lot of times. Can you help please

    • Hi Irene,
      If your TSH is low, it means the dose of synthroid and/or cytomel is too high. Some of your symptoms may be due to being on the wrong dose of thyroid medications, but your doctor would also need to examine you to rule out other medical possibilities. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist, as your full medical history and clinical examination is required to decide on the next step.
      Hope this helps.
      Dr. Haiju

  4. Dear doctor,

    Hope you are fine.

    Yesterday I had come to meet u regarding diabetes….I am so confused about what type of foods I need to take….I know it’s a combination of vegetables protein like that.plz if u could provide me the list of fruits and other protein lost which suitable for me.i am not in a situation to understand the Gi terms plz help me.and also I am having migraine also…

    Waiting for ur reply.


    • Dear Ms. Aysha,
      If you look at the picture in Step 2 of how to lose weight it will show you the percentage of different foods. In the past, when I suggested certain specific foods, patients wouldn’t eat them because they said they didn’t like that particular food. So that is why I am just giving general guidelines and you can choose what food you like. For example, in the vegetable section, you can choose any vegetable preparation except potato. It is the same for the other sections like white protein. They are listed in the table on the same page. At the end of the page, there is another table of the sugar content for different fruits and vegetables. Just choose the fruits you like that are lower down on the list, as the list is ordered from highest sugar content to lowest sugar content.
      Thank you.
      Dr. Haiju Chirayath

  5. Hello Dr Haiju
    I have pcos and gained 15 kg during pregnancy and couldn’t lose anything despite it has been 3 years since my delivery. Your name comes highly recommended in the pcos patients group, so I would like to know if I can gage a teleconsultation with you since al ain is quite far for me to drive.


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