Professor Wasim Hanif is a top Birmingham-based endocrinologist and expert on diabetes, obesity, and ethnic health. He is Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Consultant Physician, and Head of Service in Diabetes at University Hospital Birmingham. Specialising in diabetes management, including diabetic kidney disease, diabetes prevention, and the management of diabetes during Ramadan, Professor Hanif's research on the disease is widely published. He has been involved in several multi-centre trials as a principal investigator, and helped to set up the United Kingdom Asian Diabetes Study (UKADS). He is Chair of the Diabetes Working Group of the South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF), and has been involved in an advisory role to both the government and organisations such as NICE, sitting on several boards and committees. Professor Hanif is known not only for his research, but for his approach to patient care and empowerment.