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Dr Ibrahim qualified in 1985 and completed postgraduate training in London, Sheffield and Leeds in the field of Diabetes and Endocrinology. He spent 2 years as a Research Fellow in Sheffield and attained a degree of MD (Doctor of Medicine) from University of Sheffield. He was appointed as a Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant at Queen Mary’s Hospital-Sidcup in 2000 and have been the Lead Consultant since 2001. During this period he has developed the Secondary Diabetes Service with establishment of many specialist clinics such as Pump Clinic, Joint Adolescent Clinic, Joint Antenatal Clinic, Foot Clinic, and Joint Renal Clinic. He has also worked closely with Bexley CCG to develop the Diabetes Services locally which has put Bexley on the national diabetes map and achieved top spot amongst London boroughs on many occasions and top CCGs nationally. He runs two Endocrine clinics covering wide range of endocrinological problems including Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease, Calcium Disorders, Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes and its complications, Electrolytes Disturbance, PCOS, Hypogonadism, Hypercholestrolaemia. In addition he takes part in the Acute General Medical Take at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich and manages General Medical, Diabetes and Endocrinology inpatients on the wards. He regularly teaches Hospital Junior Doctors, Medical Students and Primary Care Health Professionals. He is a member of a number of professional Bodies including British Medical Association, Diabetes UK, British Endocrine Society, Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Association of American Clinical Endocrinologists.
Areas of interest
Obesity; Diabetes, including diabetes mellitus; Pituitary disorders; Thyroid disorders / surgery; Endocrine disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
Queen Mary's Hospital-Sidcup
Queen Elizabeth Hospital-Woolwich
Diabetic complications including neuropathy
Diabetes in Pregnancy
New Diabetes Treatment
Seven Trust Clinical Excellence Awards
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Native or bilingual
D Kariyawasam, S Ibrahim :Metastatic epidural abscess from infected diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetic Medicine, March 2009, P 104, volume 26, supplement 1. (Poster Diabetes UK Meeting)
Aswathiah Srinath, Ben Whitelaw and Sharaf Ibrahim: Treated Grave’s Disease? Think again!. Endocrine Abstracts, Society for Endocrinology March 2010, P394, Volume 21.(Poster British endocrine Societies Meeting)
S Mehmet, S Fincher, C Hussey and S Ibrahim: Is there a problem with injecting insulin and finger prick blood glucose monitoring in front of others?. Diabetic Medicine, March 2011, Volume 28, Supplement 1 (Poster Diabetes UK Meeting).
L Caddick, S Ibrahim and J D Ward. Management of diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy. Editor A Boulton, Marius Press. 1997 pp147 - 157.
Harris N D, Ibrahim S, Radatz M and Ward J D. Measurement of oxygen saturation in normal human sural nerve by microlightguide spectrophotometry and endoscopy. Adv Exp Med Biol 1997; 428: 15-20.
S Ibrahim, E A Laude, D Bee, J D Ward and N D Harris. Combined microlightguide spectrophotometry and microendoscopy for measurement of oxygen saturation in peripheral nerves. Physiol Meas 1999; 20: 65-73.
Ibrahim S, Harris ND, Radatz M, Selmi F, Rajbhandari S, Brady L, Jakubowski J, Ward JD. A new minimally invasive technique to show nerve ischaemia in diabetic neuropathy. Diabetologia 1999; 42:737-742.
Ian Cranston, L Whitefield, G Illet, Sharaf Ibrahim. Models of good practice: Bexley diabetes screening programme. Practical Diabetes International 2002;19:16.
Eaton SE, Harris ND, Ibrahim S, Patel KA, Selmi F, Radatz M, Ward JD and Tesfaye S. Increased sural nerve epineurial blood flow in human subjects with painful diabetic neuropathy. Diabetologia 2003;46 (7):934-9.
R. Garg, C. Hussey, S. Ibrahim. Pancreatitis associated with the use of Sitagliptin and Orlistat combination: a case report. Diabetic medicine, April 2010, Vol.27, No. 4, 485-486.
S Mehmet, S Fincher, S Ibrahim. NICE challenge on postnatal reclassification of glucose tolerance in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Practical Diabetes International Oct 2010, Vol.27, No.8, 346-348.
Mohamed Suliman, Tarig Abdu, Tarik Elhadd, Sharaf Ibrahim, Mohammed Hassanein, Mohamed Ahmed, Rayaz Malik. Diabetes and fasting in Ramadan: Can we provide evidence-based advice to patients? Sudan Medical Journal 2010.
- MBBS University of Khartoum 1985
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians London 1992
- MD University of Sheffield 2002
- CCST (Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine) Specialties Training Authority 1998
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2004
Reference number 4147868
Details of entry to specialist register
- Full Registration GMC, 1994
- Specialist Register (Diabetes, Endocrinology, General Medicine), 1999
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians – London
Member of Diabetes UK (Medical & Scientific Section )
Member of British Society of Endocrinology
Member Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
Member British Medical Association
Member American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
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.