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

    External positions

    Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham , Birmingham , UK.

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