Dr Pratik Choudhary to join world-leading Leicester Diabetes Centre

The world-leading Leicester Diabetes Centre has announced that Dr Pratik Choudhary is to join its team of experts as a Professor in type 1 diabetes and technology, and will lead the clinical service for the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in type 1 diabetes.

Dr Choudhary joins the team from King’s College London, where he was a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar. His eminent research career centres around type 1 diabetes, focussing on hypoglycaemia and diabetes technology.

As part of his work at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, Professor Choudhary will play a leading role in Leicester’s NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), in redesigning how clinical care is delivered for type 1 diabetes and generating new insights into diabetes technology.

Speaking today, Dr Pratik Choudhary said:

“I am really excited to join the fantastic team at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, to lead a type 1 diabetes research program based around using data to support mind and body. I will work with the clinical team to bring new technologies and research based innovations to the clinic, to improve outcomes for people living with type 1 diabetes.”

Professor Melanie Davies, Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre said:

“I am thrilled that we have persuaded Professor Choudhary to join the Leicester Diabetes Research and Clinical Team. He is recognised as one of the leading lights in type 1 diabetes and technology, known for his passion and enthusiasm to drive innovation and improve care for people with type 1 diabetes. Professor Choudhary will build on our excellent research base and take type 1 diabetes in Leicester to the next level.”

Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester and Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre said:

“Dr Choudhary’s appointment is a really exciting step for the Leicester Diabetes Centre - I look forward to working with him immensely and not only transforming clinical care for patients but also his international excellence in research.”

Dr Marie-France Kong, Consultant Physician Diabetes and Endocrinology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Professor Choudhary to our clinical team and we are looking forward to working with him.  His skills and knowledge will be a great addition to our team.”

Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and Professor at the University of Leicester said:

“It’s exciting news for all concerned in type 1 Diabetes care to see the joining of forces of a renowned expert such as Professor Pratik Choudhary with an illustrious diabetes centre such as Leicester. No doubt this will help to improve care not just in Leicester- but also wider across the UK - and I wish him all the best in his new role.”

Leicester Diabetes Centre is a world-leading applied health research unit, committed to improving the lives and care of people with diabetes and other long term conditions. Based on the site of Leicester General Hospital, the Centre is a collaboration between the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

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