Professor Wasim Hanif

MBBS, MD, FRCP, CCST (Gen Med) CCST (Diabetes & Endocrine)

Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology
Head of Service Diabetes
University Hospital Birmingham

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Professor Wasim Hanif, the person behind the Endocrine Clinic in Birmingham, 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.

Prof. Hanif received his specialist training in Diabetes & Endocrinology in Birmingham and worked at major teaching centers across the city. He received an MD for his research on "South Asians with Diabetes" from the University of Birmingham. He has been a Chief and Principle investigator for several landmark studies globally and was instrumental in setting up UKADS (United Kingdom Asian Diabetes, he has published widely. Prof. Hanif 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.

Prof. Hanif’s contribution to Diabetes and Ethnic Health

Prof. Hanif has been actively involved at a parliamentary level on a regular basis to advise the government on issues relating to Diabetes and ethnic health. He is the Chair of the "Diabetes Working Group of the South Asian Heart Foundation (SAHF)" a world recognized organization on South Asian Health. Prof. Hanif is a member of the "Parliamentary and Stakeholder Diabetes Think Tank" advising the "All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes". He is also a member of the "Parliamentary Best Practice Consensus Group" on Diabetes in South Asians. He is the Board of Directors of "Apnee-Sehat" a social enterprise for innovative Healthcare delivery in the UK.

Prof. Hanif is a globally recognised author for several publications, toolkits and guides in ethnic health. In 2009, a report on “the gaps in research among South Asians with Diabetes in the UK was published which was launched at the Houses of Parliament on the 17th June 09 by Lord Naren Patel and Right Hon Keith Vaz MP.

His involvement in NICE has been extensive; he is the member of NICE Health Technology Appraisal Committee that approves the use of health technologies in the NHS. He has also been a member of various other NICE committees, such as, definitions of Obesity and Waist circumference in British South Asians, prevention of diabetes in high risk groups, physical activity, type 2 diabetes, and new agents for treatment of type 2 diabetes and Rimonobant STA.

He is also on the Expert Advisory Committee of Commission of Human Medicine, advising MRHA on new Medicinal agents.

Prof. Hanif is associated with:
  • European Association of Study of Diabetes
  • Diabetes UK
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians UK
  • BMA
  • He is the chairman of Diabetes Working Group of South Asian Health Foundation.
  • Board of Director Apnee Sehat
  • Trustee South Asian Health Foundation
  • India/Norway/UK/Australia group on Non Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Chair of Global Network on Living with Diabetes
  • Advised Ministers on WHO document on NCD
His areas & and interests in clinical expertise include:
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Disorders of Calcium
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Endocrine Hypertension
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obesity and Metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • General Medicine

Summary of Hospital Posts

Feb 2004 to present

Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Consultant Physician, Clinical Director Diabetes University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham

Sep 2003 to Jan 2004

Acting Consultant Physician with specialist interest in Diabetes & Endocrinology University of Coventry & Warwickshire Hospitals, Hospital of St Cross, Rugby

Sep 2001 to Aug 2003

Clinical Research Fellow Birmingham Heartlands Hospital registered at University of Birmingham for an MD.

Start Feb 1998

Specialist Registrar Diabetes & Endocrinology West Midland’s rotation expected date of completion of CCST 4 December 2003

Oct 2000 to Aug 2001

Specialist Registrar Diabetes & Endocrinology Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

July 1999 to Sep 2000

Specialist Registrar Diabetes & Endocrinology Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield Birmingham

Feb 1998 to June 1999

Specialist Registrar Diabetes & Endocrinology Dudley group of Hospitals Dudley

Aug 1996 to Jan 1998

SHO Medical rotation. Mount Vernon and Watford Hospital NHS trust London General Medicine/Diabetes/Rheumatology

Dec 1995 to Jul 1996

Registrar General Medicine / Diabetes Morriston Hospital Swansea

Oct 1995 to Nov 1995

Registrar (locum) General Medicine/ Diabetes Selly Oak Hospital Birmingham

Aug 1993 to Jun 1995

Post graduate Medical rotation University Hospital Nizams Hyderabad