Dr. Iskandar Idris is an Associate Professor in Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Derby Teaching Hospital. Originally a Nottingham University graduate he undertook his general medical training in Birmingham and completed his specialist training in 2004 within the Mid-Trent postgraduate deanery in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine. He was a lecturer at the Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Nottingham from 2000-2002, where he undertook a research on ‘Experimental Pharmacology of Endothelial Permeability and Insulin Resistance’ leading to a Doctor of Medicine degree.
Dr Idris is currently the Training Programme Director for Specialist Training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the East Midlands postgraduate deanery and a lead physician within the East Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at the Derby Teaching Hospital. He is also a member of the Association of Physician Specialising in Obesity UK (APSO-UK). He has ongoing academic and research interests in the field of therapeutic and nutritional aspects of obesity, muscle metabolism and vascular complications of diabetes. Within the University of Nottingham, he is Principal Investigator within the MRC/ Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Vascular Medicine Research group. He has published widely in the field of diabetes, obesity pharmacology and vascular complications. He also lectures widely (locally and nationally) in this clinical and research area.
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