George Alberti

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Sir Kurt George Matthew Mayer Alberti (born 27 September 1937) is a British doctor. His long-standing special interest is diabetes mellitus, in connection with which he has published many research papers and served on many national and international committees. In the 1970s Alberti published recommendations for the management of diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious metabolic emergency which affects people suffering from severe insulin deficiency. This 'Alberti regime' rationalised the use of insulin and fluid therapy in this condition, to the undoubted benefit of many patients.

Alberti served as National Clinical Director for Emergency Access from September 2002 to March 2009.[1] He has been Professor and Dean of Medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and President of the Royal College of Physicians.

Alberti drove controversial changes to emergency care in the UK,[2] leading to some hospitals losing their status as emergency care centres.



  • Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1966–69
  • Research Officer, Department of Medicine, Oxford University, 1969–73
  • Professor of Chemical Pathology and Human Metabolism, University of Southampton, 1973–78
  • Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine, University of Southampton, 1978–85
  • Professor of Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1985–2002 (Dean of Medicine, 1995–97)
  • Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College London, 1999-2002
  • National Clinical Director for Emergency Access, since 2002
  • Chair of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2011-2015



  1. ^ "National Director for Emergency Access - Sir George Alberti", Department of Health, 4 March 2008
  2. ^ Camilla Sutcliffe (July 28, 2008). "Doctor's shocking claims over Blackburn and Burnley hospitals". Lancashire Telegraph. 
  3. ^ Official announcement knighthood. The London Gazette. 30 December 1999.
  4. ^ "Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering". Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Leslie Turnberg
President of the Royal College of Physicians
Succeeded by
Carol M. Black