Asad Rahim

Asad Rahim

Asad Rahim
Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital


Presently he is a Consultant in General Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham. He has completed his FRCP in Royal College of Physicians at London on 2010 and Master's Degree in University of Manchester on 1999. He has done his MRCP in United Kingdom on 1994. Over the last 12 years, he was been responsible for the assessment and management of General Medical inpatients and outpatients. He currently participate in the acute General Medical on-call and responsible to 20-25 general medical beds. He have met all recommendations by the Royal College of Physicians for training in General Medicine and obtained his CCST on 30th April 2002 and have 12 years of Consultant experience. He has completed his specialist training in diabetes and in addition have obtained experience in the management of the following sub-specialities in diabetes care as a Consultant in one of the UKs largest diabetes services at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital: Antenatal diabetes care, Adolescent diabetes care, Diabetic foot complications, Diabetic renal complications, Hyperglycaemia during myocardial infarction, Erectile dysfunction, Lipid disorders. He has completed his specialist training in endocrinology and have also gained experience in the management of the following sub-specialities in endocrinology: Paediatric endocrinology including disorders of growth and puberty, Endocrine late effects in paediatric and adult oncology patients, Adult GH replacement, Infertility and ovulation induction, Calcium Metabolism and Disorders, Vitamin D, Pituitary Disease, Thyroid disease, Obesity. He has also completed a management course organised by The Centre for Healthcare Management, University of Manchester. He has spent 6 months as Clinical Director for the Acute Medicine Directorate. This has involved many operational issues, implementation of protocols and achievement of targets. During his period as CD, the Acute Medicine Directorate helped the Trust meet its 98% target for 4 hour waits. In his current post since 2003 he has developed numerous aspects of the service for diabetes and endocrinology including: Clinical Lead for implementation of standard 8 Diabetes NSF. In-patient diabetic care was audited and as a result a Diabetes Nurse Specialist appointed to provide a high quality service for our diabetic in-patients and support to other medical staff looking after these patients. He was a Founder member of the Pan Birmingham Obesity Strategy Group and has developed the Pan Birmingham Obesity Strategy Framework along with Directors in Public Health from Solihull PCT and the Birmingham PCTs. He also wrote the Obesity Guidelines. He has re-organised and developed specialist Endocrine clinics within the Trust.

Research Interest

Type 2 diabetes