Dr Abd Tahrani, MD, MMedSci, PhD, FRCP
Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
NIHR Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham
Honorary Consultant in Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Lead for Weight Management Research and Diabetic Neuropathy Services at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Dr Tahrani leads a multi-disciplinary research group that include scientists, clinicians and allied health-care professionals. The aims of this research group are to: examine the impact of sleep-related disorders (including obstructive apnoea) on metabolic health, diabetes and obesity; improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetes-related microvascular complications (peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy) and to identify new treatment targets and effective screening strategies; improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of foot ulceration in diabetes and develop new treatments; explore the pharmacological and non-pharmacological options to treat and manage patients with obesity (including the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery); develop new treatments for type 2 diabetes.
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