Akheel Syed

is a consultant physician in Obesity Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology at Salford Royal and honorary professor, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre/The University of Manchester.

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.