Dr Ryan G. Paul

Associate Professor Ryan Paul (Ngāti Maru, Hauraki) is a Diabetologist and Endocrinologist who is proud to still call Waikato home after moving here at 6 months of age. Ryan is experienced in all areas of general endocrinology with a special interest in diabetes and obesity.

Areas of expertise

All types of diabetes including:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Pancreatogenic diabetes (type 3C)
  • Monogenic diabetes

All general endocrinology including:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Testicular & ovarian disorders
  • Bone disorders and osteoporosis
  • Obesity

Special interests

  • Diabetes and technology e.g. continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and closed loop insulin pump therapy
  • Diabetes and exercise
  • Diabetes in youth and young adults
  • Up to date management of all types of diabetes
  • Pharmacotherapy (medications) for weight loss
  • Hypogonadism (low testosterone) in men

Qualifications

  • 2016 PhD – University of Auckland
  • 2012 FRACP
  • 2002 MB ChB – University of Auckland
  • 1999 BHB (Senior Prize for excellence) – University of Auckland

History

Past and current positions and memberships

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Waikato
  • Consultant Endocrinologist; Diabetologist, Te Whatu Ora Waikato & Aotearoa Diabetes
    Collective
  • Immediate Past President, New Zealand Society of Endocrinology (NZSE)
  • President Elect, New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD)
  • Convenor of the New Zealand Type 2 Diabetes Guidance Group
  • Member of the Australasian Monogenic Diabetes Guidance Group
  • Clinical Associate Maurice Wilkins Centre
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
  • Member of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Adult Medicine Committee
  • Previous member of RACP NZ Endocrinology Advanced Training Subcommittee
  • Clinical advisor to Ministry of Health, PHARMAC, Bula Sautu, Health Navigator, Health
  • Pathways and Diabetes and Eating Disorders Awareness
  • NZ Advisory Board Member for Dexcom, Novo Nordisk, Abbott and Eli Lilly
  • Member of the National Diabetes Action Plan Group
  • NZ Medical Council New Zealand Clinical Educator of the Year 2019
  • Health Research Council (HRC) Foxley Fellow and Review Committee member
  • Founder of KIWIDIAB and the Advanced Diabetes Management Course

 

  • Member of NZSSD, NZSE and Te Ohu Rata o AotearoaMember of the Endocrine Society (US), the European Society of Endocrinology & the Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)

Biography

Associate Professor Ryan Paul (Ngāti Maru, Hauraki) is a Diabetologist and Endocrinologist who is proud to still call Waikato home after moving here at 6 months of age. Ryan is experienced in all areas of general endocrinology with a special interest in diabetes and obesity. Ryan is well respected in his field and recently convened the development of national guidance for Aotearoa New Zealand for type 2 diabetes and is a member of the Australasian Monogenic Diabetes Guidance Group. With his clinical expertise, Ryan has many leadership roles including being the Immediate Past-President of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology (NZSE) and President Elect of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD). He also has many national clinical advisory roles including for Manatū Hauora, PHARMAC, HQSC, Health Pathways, Healthify, Diabetes and Eating Disorder Awareness, and is currently working with Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora in developing a Diabetes National Action Plan. Ryan has key roles in teaching including being a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians New Zealand Adult Medicine Committee and establishing New Zealand’s first Advanced Diabetes Management Course. Ryan was awarded the Clinical Educator of the Year by the New Zealand Medical Council in 2019.

Ryan is very active in diabetes and endocrinology research and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Waikato. He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and a Clinical Associate of the Maurice Wilkins Centre. He was recently awarded a Health Research Council (HRC) Foxley Fellowship and has twice been a Kudos Awards finalist. He has published many peer-reviewed articles in high-ranked journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, and his research work is regularly presented at major European and American meetings. His current research primarily focuses on reducing inequities for Māori and Pacific peoples with diabetes, and diabetes and technology. His PhD investigated the endocrine mechanisms responsible for males having more skeletal muscle than females.

Ryan remains actively involved in the community and is a current Board of Trustees Member and has held leadership roles in Scouts, Athletics and Sports Clubs. He still plays and coaches cricket and football, and a great way to start any appointment is discussing the current state of New Zealand sports teams! Due to his commitments with Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora Waikato, the University of Waikato and the Aotearoa Diabetes Collective, Ryan is currently only working alternate Fridays in the rooms.