Abd Tahrani is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham (UOB), and a Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist and the lead for weight management research and diabetic neuropathy services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK. He gained MD in 1998, MRCP (UK) in 2003, MMedSci from Keele University in 2008, CCT in Diabetes & Endocrinology in 2012 and a PhD in 2013 from the UOB.
Dr. Tahrani has published over 80 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and in excess of 100 abstracts. He was invited to speak in several national and international conferences including Endo, ADA, SLEEP, NeuroDiab, YDF, BES, SCOPE, EASDec, RCP (London), RCSP (Glasgow), the Greek Obesity Society, the SCOPE school (London), the Sleep Summit (London) and several other conferences in Europe and Asia.
His main research themes are: obesity management and treatment (including bariatric surgery), the metabolic consequences of sleep-related disorders in patients with diabetes and/or obesity, the pathogenesis of diabetes-related microvascular complications (particularly neuropathy and nephropathy), and the pharmacology of type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Tahrani has won several national and international awards including SCOPE National Fellow from the World Obesity Federation in 2014, The Diabetes UK best primary care poster award 2014, NIHR Clinician Scientist award in 2013, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Sleep Disordered Breathing investigator of the year award in 2013, The Sanofi Aventis Clinical Excellence Award in 2009, the Society for endocrinology presentations award 2009, and a NIHR personal fellowship in 2008 in addition to several local and regional awards. He was also nominated to the Nick Hales young investigator award by Diabetes UK.
He is currently the diabetes and metabolism section editor for BMC Endocrine disorders and an editorial advisor to BMC Obesity. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and was the editorial consultant for the type 1 diabetes module of the American College of Physicians.
He is a grant reviewer to several NIHR grant streams (including HTA, RfPB, EME, HSD) and the Hong Kong research council amongst others and a regular peer reviewer to several leading journals including: the Lancet, Lancet D&E, Annals of internal Medicine, BMJ, Journal of American College of Cardiology, Diabetes care, Diabetologia, Diabetic Medicine, European Journal of Endocrinology, Clinical Endocrinology and many others.
Dr. Tahrani is included the Who’s Who in the world directory, his research was highlighted on many scientific and news websites. He is an examiner at the Royal College of Physicians and has served on the clinical committee of the Society of Endocrinology. Dr Tahrani also served as an expert advisor to NICE.