Krish completed his medical degree in 2002 and trained in hospital medicine in a number of hospitals in UK. He was elected through exams as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2007. Later he specialised in Public Health Medicine (2007 – 2012) completing a Masters in Public Health (MPH), Membership exams of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) and the certificate for completion of specialist training (CCT) in Public Health Medicine. He obtained his doctoral research degree (MD) studying the potential role of health informatics tools in improving the care of hospitalised patients with diabetes.
In March 2012 Krish was awarded a 3 year clinical research fellowship by the West Midlands Deanery. However in 2013 to gain experience in working in a cross disciplinary environment with computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers he joined the Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) at University of Warwick as a senior research fellow for one year and then returned to University of Birmingham to take on a Senior Clinical Lecturer post. In 2018 in recognition of his contribution to Real World Evidence (RWE) research and co-innovation of the DExtER tool for Automated Clinical Epidemiology Studies (ACES) he was awarded a prestigious MRC fellowship (UKRI Innovation Clinical Fellow). He was promoted to Professor of Health Data Science and Public Health in recognition of his international reputation for innovative methodology development for automated epidemiology studies and his clinical /public health research into epidemiology of diabetes/endocrinology, multimorbidity and women’s health.
Krish has vast experience in teaching and has led the MPH (Programme Lead) and post graduate taught courses (Director for PGT) at the Institute of Applied Health Research. He was awarded the prestigious vice chancellor's outstanding teaching award in 2016.
Krish has honorary consultant in Public Health Medicine appointments with Public health England and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is the founder of the West Midlands Health Informatics Network (2013-2018) and Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of the DExtER Software start-up (2023- to date).