Professor Rudy Bilous
Professor of Clinical Medicine

  • Telephone: +44 (0)1642 854145
  • Fax: +44 (0) 164 285 4148
  • Address: Academic Centre
    James Cook University Hospital
    Marton Road
    TS4 3BW


Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Newcastle
Clinical Sub-Dean for Teesside
Honorary Consultant Physician, South Tees Acute Trust


BSc (Hons) University of London 1973

MB, University of London,1976

MD University of London,1987

FRCP 1993

Esteem Factors

Member of the National Kidney Foundation/Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (NKF/KDIGO)  guideline development group for Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic Kidney Disease

Invited assessor of research programme of the Centre de Reseache de Cordeliers in Paris

Invited speaker at the American Diabetes Association (Philadelphia 2012), American Society of Nephrology (San Diego 2012), Diabetes UK APC (Manchester 2013)

Chairman NICE Guideline Development Group for revision of Diabetes in Pregnancy guideline 2012 -

President European Diabetic Nephropathy Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2011 - 14

Research Interests

Diabetic nephropathy, hypertension in diabetes, clinical diabetes.

Renal structural analysis using light and electron microscopy and stereological morphometry. Renal functional estimates including GFR (isotopic and non-isotopic methods) and urinary protein excretion. Experienced investigator in clinical trials of anti-hypertensive therapy in diabetic nephropathy. National co-ordinator of Irbesartan Diabetic Nephropathy Trial (a large multi-centre study in 1650 Type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy comparing Irbesartan v Amlodopine v placebo).

National Co-ordinator and member of steering committee of Diabetic Retinopathy Candersartan Trial (DIRECT)

National Co-ordinator of ALTITUDE Trial of Aliskiren in diabetic nephropathy

Member steering committee of Aleglitazar Trial in diabetic nephropathy

PI for trials of therapies in diabetes and diabetic nephropathy

Undergraduate Teaching

Lead for delivery of Stages 3 - 5 MB BS programme on Teesside
Chairman Nutrition Metabolism & Endocrinology Module Phase 1 MB BS University Durham Queen's Campus

Member Board of Medical Studies

Lead for Stage 5 written exam for MB BS

Marker written assignments at all stages of MB BS

Examiner of OSCE and MOSLER exams at FOCP, Stage 3 and Stage 5 finals

Lecturer on MRes Diabetes