Akheel Syed

... is a consultant physician in Obesity Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
& University Teaching Hospital and honorary senior lecturer in the University of Manchester. His research interests include the study of genetic and mechanistic factors in human obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
 Newcastle University
PhD The role of glucocorticoid receptor polymorphisms and glucocorticoid sensitivity in human obesity and the metabolic syndrome

Endocrinology & Diabetes and
General (Internal) Medicine

Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

St John's Medical College
MBBS Certificate of Honour in ENT| Certificates of Merit in Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Biochemistry
Clinical training
After securing his primary medical qualification from St John's Medical College with undergraduate awards in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Ophthalmology and ENT,
Akheel Syed undertook core medical training in England leading to the diploma of Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He undertook higher specialist training in Diabetes & Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine in the Northern Deanery that led to the award of dual Certificate of Completion of specialist Training. During the course of his training he accepted a research assignment at Newcastle University to study the genetic and molecular basis of glucocorticoid sensitivity in obesity and the metabolic syndrome; this work led to the award of Doctor of Philosophy.
Web-based media and IT - Akheel Syed is the founding editor of Endodiabesity, the Northwest of England Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity newsletter
Reading - Austen, Dickens, Mark Twain, Wodehouse,...
Photography - nature, landscapes