Dr Pratik Choudhary to join world-leading Leicester Diabetes Centre
A “leading light” in type 1 diabetes and technology is to join the world-leading research team at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, it has been announced.
Dr Choudhar’s 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.
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 CBE, 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 Chaudhury 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.”