Dr Clementina La Rosa

As our specialist in looking after women’s reproductive, thyroid and metabolic health, Dr Clementina has an expert understanding of how hormones, body and mind play a role in achieving optimal health.

While being a consultant paediatrician and endocrine specialist, she appreciates how all systems are interconnected and how Functional Medicine enables the comprehensive exploration of the whole body to search for the root cause of health issues.

Dr Clementina’s medical career started at the University of Catania in Italy, following an interest in the principles of optimal health. Her choice to focus on paediatric endocrinology was led by a desire to understand the intricate hormonal system promoting growth and development.

After moving to the UK, she expanded her knowledge by working in the area of young adult endocrine care in a tertiary paediatric and adult endocrine unit at University College London Hospital. This allowed her to gain experience in the field of female metabolism and hormonal disorders throughout a lifespan, particularly polycystic ovary syndrome, ovarian function and Turner Syndrome. Alongside this, she has also taken part in research, being involved in “The Reproductive Life Course Project” launched by in 2014. Dr Clementina is well-positioned to see women with hormonal disorders, peri- or menopausal issues, hormonal replacement, thyroid and weight issues. 

Seeking an individualised approach to improve patient’s health and quality of life, she complemented her training with further education in nutrition (PGCert Nutrition and Public Health, UCL 2012), Ketogenic Nutrition (American Nutrition Association 2021), Functional Medicine (AFMCP 2017), and health coaching.

Dr Clementina is all too familiar with the challenging dynamics of health as she was first introduced to the clinic as a patient of Dr Sarah’s. Then she was brought on to help women with hormonal issues following the clinic’s mission of helping every patient to achieve their health potential utilising an understanding of biological factors.

Embracing the principles of Functional Medicine outside of work, she enjoys practicing yoga and daily meditation, strength training and running.

She also enjoys exploring new concepts of behavioural psychology, longevity and high performance to put together all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle leading to optimal health.