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Biography

Dr Janaka Karalliedde is a Clinical Reader in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences at King's and Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Internal Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital London. He graduated with a distinction in medicine from the University of London and was awarded UK Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship and PhD by the University of London for research on the pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular disease and renal disease in diabetes. His research training was in Professor Giancarlo Viberti’s Research Unit at Guy’s Hospital London.

Dr Karalliedde has been awarded research grants from the UK Medical Research Council, Diabetes UK, European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, International Diabetes Federation, NIHR and Industry for investigator led proof of concept clinical trials. His research is focussed on developing new therapies and treatment targets to reduce cardio-renal disease risk and complications in people with diabetes.

In parallel, Dr Karalliedde leads research projects focussed on cardio-renal disease predictors and bio-markers and their potential for real world application to guide risk stratification of people at high risk of rapid progression of kidney disease.

He trained in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Guy's and St Thomas NHS Hospitals and has clinical expertise in managing patients with renal and cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Dr Karalliedde runs specialist clinics for patients with diabetes related kidney and vascular complications at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London and has established community based multi-disciplinary diabetes clinics focussed on early identification of high risk persons and reducing cardiovascular and kidney complications of diabetes.