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Dr. Adnan Sharif

Dr Adnan Sharif PhD

Consultant Transplant Nephrologist




Dr. Adnan Sharif graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and underwent his medical and nephrology training in Cardiff and Birmingham respectively, while achieving his research MD in the field of post-transplantation diabetes. He took up his Consultant Transplant Nephrologist post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2011. He has an active research focus and is currently Chief Investigator on a number of prospective cohort and randomized clinical trials in nephrology and transplantation. He is a board member for the UK Organ Donation and Transplant Research Network research stream, co-leading on the long-term outcomes theme. He sits on the British Transplantation Society Council representing Transplant Nephrology. He is also a member of the ABCD-UKKA renal-diabetes clinical interest group and involved in the writing of joint society guidelines.


In addition to his clinical and research interests, he is the Secretary of the non-Government Organization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) which campaigns against illegal and unethical organ procurement around the globe. The group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 & 2017 and received the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice in 2019. He is on the Board of Trustees for Kidney Research UK, Give A Kidney and the Global Kidney Foundation and is a long-term member of the National BAME Transplantation Alliance.