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Dr Mujahid Saeed, MBBS, MRCP(UK)(Endocrinology and Diabetes), CCT (Endocrinology and Diabetes), CCT (General (Internal) Medicine), FRCP(UK), AHEA is a Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospital Birmingham. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Services, University of Birmingham.
He undertook his undergraduate medical training at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan and was the top academic student based on aggregate marks throughout medical school. He was awarded 5 gold medals and topped several subjects at medical school.
He underwent his junior doctor training in East Anglia. He then trained in General (Internal) Medicine & Endocrinology and Diabetes at the prestigious and world-renowned Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Diabetes (OCDEM). He was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2010.
His NHS activities involve managing patients in general medicine, including inpatient endocrine patients, and several sub-specialities within diabetes (see ‘Areas of Interest’ section).
He is an international speaker and has presented on obesity at an 'All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity' meeting at the Houses of Parliament.
He is the Lead on Diabetic foot disease (including painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy and Charcot's).
He has an active interest in research and has run studies on new diabetes therapies, South Asians, Ramadan, diabetic feet and the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System). He has several publications in peer-reviewed diabetes journals. He is an author of diabetes guidelines and a book.
He has delivered various presentations, which include the media (TV) and national, regional and local conferences/meetings. He has organised training events, including patient education.
He is heavily involved with medical student and postgraduate doctor training. He is a Postgraduate Clinical Tutor and Foundation Programme Director. He is a member of the Specialist Training Committee (STC) that oversees the training of Specialist Registrars in Endocrinology and Diabetes in the West Midlands.
Areas of interest
Weight loss treatment with tablets and injections
Diabetes: Type 1 & 2 diabetes; Management with all oral & injectables & weight loss treatments; Insulin pump therapy & CGMS; Freestyle Libre for type 1 and 2 diabetes; DAFNE & carbohydrate-counting; high blood pressure and cholesterol; Steroid-induced diabetes; preparing for bariatric surgery; Diabetes & driving; Diabetic foot disease, including painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy & Charcot’s; supporting diabetes care of admitted patients; Post-transplant diabetes; MODY diabetes; Adolescent diabetes; Preparing patients for fasting (Ramadan); Various diabetes complications (eye, kidney, foot, gastroparesis & postural hypotension)
Endocrine: Hypo-/hyper-thyroidism/Graves’ (over and underactive thyroid); Erectile dysfunction (impotence) & male hypogonadism; Polycystic ovarian syndrome; Addison’s disease; Hirsutism; Osteoporosis
General Medical: Cellulitis; high blood pressure and cholesterol, and, a wide range of other conditio
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician in General Medicine and Diabetes at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer position at the University of Birmingham
Dr Mujahid Saeed has an active interest in research and has run studies on new diabetes therapies, South Asians, Ramadan, diabetic feet and the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System). He has acted as both Principal Investigator and Co-investigator in these studies, which include multinational trials. He has several publications in peer-reviewed diabetes journals.
He is the Associate Editor of 'The British Journal of Diabetes'.
Cricket, movies and a family man.
‘Best Medical Graduate’ of the year 1999 at medical school
Topped the Final (5th year) and First (1st and 2nd year) Professional MBBS Examinations
First in Physiology, Biochemistry, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Second in General Medicine and Pathology
Received 5 gold medals for academic achievements
Created a new record in Physiology
‘Joint Chief of Army Staff’ Gold Medal for topping GCSE-equivalent examination
Nominee for 'Best in Care Awards'
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Fluent
Dr Mujahid Saeed is the Associate Editor of 'The British Journal of Diabetes'.
He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and also published a book. The list of publications is available at:
Managing Hypertension in People of African Origin with Diabetes: Evaluation of Adherence to NICE Guidelines by Punith Kempegowda, Joht Singh Chandan, Sahar Abdulrahman, Aneela Chauhan and Mujahid Ahmad Saeed (Primary Care Diabetes 2018; article in press; doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2018.12.007)
A Small Case Series of Toe Sparing Surgery: Excision of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint in Diabetic Patients to Facilitate Wound Healing by Alok Tiwari, Ian Wilson, Marianne Debrito, Miruna David and Mujahid A Saeed (Br J Diabetes 2018;18:106-109, doi.org/10.15277/bjd.2018.181)
Prescribing Antibiotics in Diabetic Foot Infection: What is the Role of Initial Microscopy and Culture of Tissue Samples? by Robin Chisman, Danielle Lowry, Mujahid A Saeed, Alok Tiwari & Miruna D David (International Wound Journal, 2017, 14:685–690, doi: 10.1111/iwj.12674)
A Randomised Control Trial Comparing the GLP-1 Receptor Analogue Liraglutide to a Sulphonylurea as Add on to Metformin in Patients with Established Type 2 Diabetes: The Treat 4 Ramadan Trial by Brady EM, Davies MJ, Gray LJ, Saeed MA, Smith D, Hanif W and Khunti K (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 16, Issue 6, pages 527–536, June 2014, DOI: 10.1111/dom.12249)
In-hospital Mortality and Length of Stay in Patients with Diabetes having Foot Disease by Nirantharakumar K, Saeed MA, Wilson I, Marshall T and Coleman JJ (Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 2013 Sep–Oct;27(5):454-8, doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2013.05.003)
Dapagliflozin for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: a Review of the Literature by Saeed MA and Narendran P (Drug Design, Development and Therapy, 2014:8 2493–2505, doi: 10.2147/DDDT.S50963)
Oxbridge Medica’s Revision Series: MRCP Part 1 Revision Questions (400 questions with revision notes) by Rajkumar Rajendram and Mujahid Saeed [Oxbridge Medica Ltd.] (2015 in press; ISBN 978-0-9566400-4-8)
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Mujahid Saeed is actively involved in giving talks to GPs. These are sponsored by industry who usually organise these. GPs are encouraged to arrange these upon request to keep their diabetes skills uptodate.
Dr Mujahid Saeed also arranges local diabetes training events for GPs in Birmingham.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/diabetes-quality-indicator.htm
- MBBS Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan / University of Peshawar 1999
- MRCP(UK) / Member of the Royal College of Physicians (London) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2004
- MRCP (Endocrinology & Diabetes) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2010
- CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in General (Internal) Medicine General Medical Council 2010
- CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in Endocrinology and Diabetes General Medical Council 2010
- AHEA — Associate of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy 2012
- FRCP(UK) / Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2015
Reference number 6032278
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member Speciality Training Committee for Endocrinology and Diabetes (Health Education West Midlands) 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus, 2010
- General (internal) medicine, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
ABCD — Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
BTF — British Thyroid Foundation
DUK — Diabetes UK
EASD — European Association for the Study of Diabetes
FDUK — Foot in Diabetes UK
GMC — General Medical Council
MDU — Medical Defence Union
PCDE — Primary Care Diabetes Europe
PCDS — Primary Care Diabetes Society
RCPL — Royal College of Physicians, London
SAHF — South Asian Health Federation
SfE — Society for Endocrinology
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.