Dr Zaki Hassan Smith

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    Zaki has leadership roles in Medical Education, including as Year 5 Lead on the MBChB Programme and as Lead for Integrated Academic Training. He is a Consultant Endocrinologist at UHB with interests in Metabolic and Rare Bone Disease, Young Adult/Transitional Care, General Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

    He is research active, as PI on a number of studies of rare bone/ calcium disorders, as well as in Pedagogical Research. He was previously awarded a Research Scholarship by the NIHR WM Clinical Research Network. He trained in London and Birmingham on a clinical academic track and held NIHR and European Research Council funded fellowships.

    He has held external roles at other Medical Schools, Post-graduate Colleges and Professional Bodies in the UK and internationally. He is Editor of Osteoporosis Review, a Committee Member of the Royal Osteoporosis Society and previously served terms on the SfE Public Engagement Committee and as a Editorial Advisor for the British Medical Journal. He is passionate about Medical Education, and continuous professional development - he is currently completing his MSc at Oxford University. 

    Research Interests

    • Endocrine determinants of adverse ageing (including sarcopenia and frailty)
    • Musculoskeletal Endocrinology
    • Metabolic/rare bone diseases
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Medical Education Research: Clinical Reasoning/ diagnostic decision making
    • Digital Health

    Professional/editorial offices

    • Editor of Osteoporosis Review (the journal of the Royal Osteoporosis Society)
    • Member of Royal Osteoporosis Society Clinical and Research Committee
    • Head of Research and Education for CPSP (for UK and Ireland)
    • Media Ambassador for Society for Endocrinology
    • Former Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Committee Member
    • Former Editorial Advisor for theBMJ



    • Clinical Senior Lecturer at Aston Medical School
    • Consultant Endocrinologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
    • Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Role in Institute for Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR) at University of Birmingham
    • Previous Visiting Professorship in Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University
    • Previous roles as Clinical Lecturer, European Research Council Funded Clinical Research Fellow and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at University of Birmingham
    • Previous Specialty Training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Internal Medicine in West Midlands Deanery 
    • Previous Senior House Officer Training on St Bartholomew's and Royal London Hospitals Training Scheme


    • Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians
    • Senior Fellowship of Advance HE (SFHEA)
    • PhD (Medicine) University of Birmingham
    • Completion of Specialist Training in Endocrinology and Diabetes and General Internal Medicine (UK CCT)
    • Specialty Certificate in Diabetes & Endocrinology - MRCP(Diabetes and Endocrinology)
    • Membership of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP(UK))
    • Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (distinction) (Aston University)
    • Post-graduate award in Medical Education (Warwick University)
    • Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)(Barts and the London, Queen Mary University of London)
    • Bachelor of Medical Sciences Honours (BMedSci(Hons)(intercalated degree at Bart's and the London, QMUL)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians
    • Senior Fellowship of Advance HE
    • Member of Society for Endocrinology
    • Member of the Royal Osteoporosis Society

    Teaching Activity

    • MBChB (Medicine) Year 5 Lead
    • AMS Integrated Academic Training Lead
    • MBChB Leadership roles in Clinical Reasoning and Endocrinology. 
    • Previously MBChB Year 3 Lead and Year Assessment Lead
    • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Lead for Endocrinology Placements
    • External Examiner with Sunderland Medical School
    • PhD Supervisor for UoB/UHB Clinical Research Fellow (Acute Sarcopenia)
    • Acted as External PhD Examiner

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    External positions

    Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham , Birmingham , UK.

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