Dr Prashanth Vas is a highly esteemed consultant diabetologist and diabetes foot physician based in London. He is expert in the management of diabetes and specialises in diabetic foot, charcot foot, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic nephropathy amongst other areas. He oversees a pioneering multidisciplinary diabetes foot unit, one of the largest in the UK and is particularly renowned for his experience in the management of diabetic foot complications.
Dr Vas completed his initial medical training in India before undertaking extensive post-graduate training at various hospitals across the UK, including the internationally renowned Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. He, and fellow collaborators, created the Ipswich Touch Test, a widely recognised method used to assess the loss of protective foot sensation, now adopted by Diabetes UK. Dr Vas also continues to train and teach professionals at King´s College Hospital.
Dr Vas has previously been an expert advisor to National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF). He also co-founded The British Diabetic Neuropathy Symposium, the only academic meeting in the UK on this complication of diabetes. Dr Vas’ research interests include diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic neuropathy (especially small fibre neuropathy) and new techniques to detect neuropathy. He continues to research diabetic foot syndrome and associated health issues; some of his recent work can be seen on Research Gate. Dr Vas regularly publishes in highly regarded medical journals, including Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, PLOS One, British Medical Journal and Diabetic Medicine amongst others. He has formed part of two Quality in Care - Diabetes award-winning teams, most recently in 2014.
Dr Vas works in private practice at Guthrie International Clinic at King's College Hospital and the London Bridge Hospital.