Professor Aftab Ahmad

Consultant In Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine

BSc, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MD (UK), PGC (Teaching), PGC (Leadership)

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I have been a senior consultant at Royal Liverpool University Teaching Hospital since 2002. I have a vast experience in managing all variety of common and complex endocrine and diabetes conditions in a tertiary teaching hospital. More importantly, I involve my patients in the decision making process by explaining the possibilities and treatment options in detail.My expertise includes managing patients with thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary and neuroendocrine conditions as well as running a specialised transitional endocrine service. My special interest and research MD was in management of growth hormone deficient patients and patients with calcium and bone metabolic disorders.In addition to managing all variations and complications in both type-1 and type-2 diabetes I have developed a unique diabetes foot care multidisciplinary service at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.Over the last 15 years I have held the posts of clinical director, clinical sub-dean for medical undergraduates, strategic clinical network lead for the north coast and north west diabetes lead for advancing quality (AQ). During my five year clinical director tenure the diabetes team won five ‘team of the year’ awards. I was nominated and short listed for the north west leadership award for my leadership skills.I have successfully developed teams, and designed and implemented many innovative programs in all my roles. The significant and safe reduction of inpatient length of stay by introducing twice-daily consultant wards rounds as the clinical director, development of a comprehensive foot care pathway, recommendations to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on structured diabetes education as the network lead, leading the agreement and implementation of AQ diabetes performance measures and introducing pharmacy based undergraduate teaching are a few examples of successful projects under my leadership.During my training program I completed my two year MD research project on the effects of growth hormone replacement on bone mineral metabolism and received my MD from Liverpool University. I have succeeded in publishing some novel papers in the most reputable endocrine journals in the world. I have since published more than 30 peer reviewed papers in top diabetes and endocrine journals across the world. I am also a referee for many journals.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Aftab Ahmad at Spire include:

Endocrinology and diabetes

Other treatments

Endocrinology and Diabetes mellitus:

  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • General medicine
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Pituitary disease
  • Thyroid disease

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Clinical interests

Diabetic medicine
Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
General medicine
Parathyroid disease
Pituitary disease
Thyroid disease

Special Clinical Interests: Neuroendocrine tumours

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / Punjab University, Pakistan / 1984
Bachelor of Science

MBBS / King Edward Medical College, Punjab University, Pakistan / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians UK / 1996
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

CCST / Royal College of Physicians / 2002
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

MD / University of Liverpool / 2004
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians UK / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

PGC (Teaching & Learning) / Edge Hill University, UK / 2009
Post Graduate Certification in Teaching & Learning

PGC (Leading Healthcare) / Open University / 2010
Post Graduate Certification in Leading Healthcare

Professional memberships

Diabetes UK

General Medical Council (GMC)

Medical Defence Union (MDU)

British Medical Association (BMA)

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for the North Coast Diabetes Strategic Clinical Network, NHS England
Clinical for the North-West Advancing Quality in Diabetes
Sub-Dean for Medical Undergraduate students at Liverpool University
Previous Clinical Director for Diabetes at Royal Liverpool University Teaching Hospital

Current NHS posts

Consultant & Clinical Director, Department of Diabetes/Endocrinology
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Royal College of Physicians
Diabetes UK
Strategic Clinical Network Lead, NHS England Diabetes
Lead for Advancing Quality Alliance North West (AQuA)

Personal profile

I am the chairman and trustee of a UK registered charity Child Protection and Rehabilitation Trust that has successfully changed the lives of street children in Pakistan over the last four years. 

I love cricket and I have regularly been playing competitive league cricket for the last ten years in the first division across the UK. I am currently playing the Liverpool competition as a member of the Caldy Cricket Club in the Wirral.

I love watching movies and keenly follow football. I play the flute but cannot say that I am any good at it.

Gardening is my weekend job, which I thoroughly enjoy with my wife and family while having a BBQ at any given chance.

Travelling and photography are the other hobbies I have when I get some spare time.

Financial interests


Contact information

Telephone For appointments at Spire Liverpool Hospital 08444 990617
Private secretary Alison Caplan
Private secretary telephone 0151 522 1840
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