Professor Davies named in diabetes clinician list
Professor Melanie Davies CBE who leads the Leicester Changing Diabetes programme has been named among the top 10 of the world’s leading experts into the condition.
Professor Davies, who is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and also co-founded the Leicester Diabetes Centre, was placed in ninth place on the international Expertscape list.
Professor Davies, who is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester, who appeared at number three in the UK list was also the highest ranked woman.
The document has identified the 60 most knowledgeable and experienced clinicians from all over the world.
Professor Kamlesh Khunti, who also co-founded the Leicester Diabetes Centre and is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester, was third on the global list and topped the UK version of the same list.
Both professors have led a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease and their work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes.
Professor Davies said: “We are all hugely proud of what we’ve achieved and to have our work recognised on a worldwide scale is hugely rewarding. We’re a leading applied health research unit committed to improving the lives and care of people with diabetes and other long-term conditions.
“We believe in keeping close to our local communities – valuing their input, and their support for all that we do. This support has enabled us to impact on the level care of people with diabetes receive, not only in our own city, but also throughout the UK and around the globe.”
Several other Leicester Diabetes Centre researchers have also featured on the national list, including Dr Laura Gray in 14th place, Dr Francesco Zaccardi at number 35 and Dr Tom Yates ranked in 59th place.
Expertscape is a healthcare information website that enables patients to quickly and easily find the medical professionals and institutions who have the greatest knowledge about a particular medical problem.