Wasim Hanif

Endocrinology & Diabetes

32 years of experience
32 years of experience


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Professor Wasim Hanif, an esteemed figure in the field of Diabetes & Endocrinology who sees private patients at The Harborne Hospital. His extensive expertise, cultivated through specialized training including an MD from the University of Birmingham, is deeply rooted in the Birmingham community where he has served as a Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology at University Hospital Birmingham. In recognition of his contributions, he was appointed as an Honorary Professor in Medicine in 2013.

Professor Hanif's influence extends beyond clinical practice as he actively participates in national bodies, serving as a Trustee at Diabetes UK, a Member of NICE HTA and MHRA, and Chair of Diabetes SAHF. Internationally recognized for his insights, he advises governmental bodies such as the UK Government, European Parliament, and Commonwealth Ministers. Additionally, he has chaired guideline development groups for prominent organizations including the International Diabetes Federation.

His expertise encompasses a wide spectrum, with a focus on Diabetes, Obesity, and Ethnic Health. Collaborating with national bodies and professional groups, Prof Hanif conducts research on diabetic kidney disease, diabetes prevention, management during Ramadan, obesity, ethnicity, and health inequalities. His involvement in international multi-center trials, including the establishment of UKADS, underscores his commitment to advancing medical knowledge on a global scale.

Professor Hanif's influence extends to parliamentary affairs, where he advises on Diabetes and ethnic health issues. Chairing the Diabetes Working Group of the South Asian Heart Foundation (SAHF) and contributing to the Parliamentary and Stakeholder Diabetes Think Tank, he actively shapes healthcare policy. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Apnee Sehat, a UK-based social enterprise focusing on innovative healthcare delivery.

A prolific author, Prof Hanif has authored numerous publications, toolkits, and guides in ethnic health. Notably, his 2009 report on research gaps among South Asians with Diabetes in the UK was launched at the Houses of Parliament. His contributions to NICE include advisory roles on various committees, particularly in Health Technology Appraisals, where his expertise informs decisions on issues such as obesity definitions, diabetes prevention, and new treatments.


Diabetes, Endocrinology

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  • Addison's Disease
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • General Medicine
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Type 2 Diabetes





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General Medical Council: 4561033


Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham, B15 2FQ


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