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Zaki Hassan-Smith

Consultant Endocrinologist, Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Birmingham) & Visiting Professor (Coventry University), University of Birmingham

Dr Hassan-Smith's research is focused on the effects of steroid hormones (such as glucocorticoids and vitamin D) on muscle function and the implications for human health across the life-span. His research portfolio includes basic and clinical interventional studies, in addition to registries of endocrine diseases. He is interested in the global impact of nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disease. He is Editorial Advisor to theBMJ (British Medical Journal), and sits on the Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Committee. He is currently Consultant Endocrinologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Visiting Professor at Coventry University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham with clinical interests in Endocrinology, Metabolic Bone, Pituitary and Thyroid diseases.


PhD, University of Birmingham
Speciality Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal College of Physicians.
Completion of Consultant Training (CCT), UK
Post Graduate Award in Medical Education, University of Warwick
Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Barts and the London, University of London
Intercalated Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci(Hons)), Barts and the London, University of London


  • 2016–2017
    Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Consultant Endocrinologist, University of Birmingham
  • 2013–2016
    Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham
  • 2010–2013
    European Research Council Funded Clinical Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
  • 2010–2010
    National Institute for Health Research Funded Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Birmingham