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Prof. Wasim Hanif is a Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Consultant Physician, & Head of Service in diabetes at University Hospital Birmingham. He is the Board Member of Centre for Diabetes Endocrine & Metabolism University of Birmingham & Clinical Advisory Group lead for research in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Institute of Translation Medicine, Birmingham. He is an eminent authority on Diabetes, Obesity, and Ethnic health. He works with several national bodies, and professional groups in the UK. He has been involved with major research projects in diabetes and has published widely. He was selected for Kings Fund Leadership Programme in Diabetes. His research interest includes: diabetic kidney disease, diabetes prevention, management of diabetes in Ramadan, obesity, ethnicity and tackling health inequalities.He is involved as a chief and principal investigator in several international multi-centre trials and was instrumental in setting up UKADS (United Kingdom Asian Diabetes Study). Prof. Hanif has been involved at a parliamentary level to advise the government on issues relating to Diabetes and ethnic health. He is the Chair of the Diabetes Working Group of the world-recognised South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF). Prof. Hanif is a member of the Parliamentary and Stakeholder Diabetes Think Tank advising the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes. His involvement in NICE has been extensive, sitting on advisory NICE Health Technology Appraisal Committee Between 2009 and 2015, and acting as an advisor on many issues including the use of health technologies, definitions of Obesity and Waist circumference in British South Asians, prevention of diabetes in high risk groups, physical activity and type 2 diabetes. He is on the Expert Advisory Committee of Commission of Human Medicine, advising MHRA on new Medicinal agents. He is on the Board of Governors as a Trustee of Diabetes UK, helping in strategy, advocacy, patient empowerment and research to help improve outcomes in people with diabetes in the UK.
He is a member of:
•European Association of Study of Diabetes
•He is the chairman of Diabetes Working Group of South Asian Health Foundation.
His areas of clinical expertise include:
•Disorders of Calcium
•Obesity and Metabolism
Areas of interest
• Thyroid disorders / surgery • Diabetes, including diabetes mellitus • Renal disease / failure • Obesity • Erectile dysfunction
Current NHS consultant posts held
Feb 2004 to present
Consultant Physician Diabetes & Endocrinology
Clinical Lead for Diabetic Renal Disease, Obesity & Erectile Dysfunction
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
His research interest includes: diabetic kidney disease, diabetes prevention, management of diabetes in Ramadan, obesity, ethnicity and tackling health inequalities. He is involved as a chief and principal investigator in several international multi-centre trials and was instrumental in setting up UKADS (United Kingdom Asian Diabetes Study).
Proficient in several South-Asian languages.
Prof Hanif has authored several publications, toolkits and guides in ethnic health. In 2009, he produced and authored a report on the gaps in research among South Asians with Diabetes in the UK that was launched at the Houses of Parliament on the 17th June 09 by Lord Naren Patel and Right Hon Keith Vaz MP.
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