Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Dr Saira Hameed is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Dr Hameed completed her pre-clinical training at Oxford University, graduating with First Class Honours. She went on to clinical training at University College London (UCL) during which time she undertook a Studentship in Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic in the United States. She qualified in 2002, with distinctions in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacology and Pathology, winning prizes across subjects including in Medicine, Surgery and Pathology and as one of the highest ranked medical students in the University of London was named proxime accessit to the University of London Gold Medal.

Dr Hameed completed her postgraduate training in London during which time she was awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship and undertook a PhD at Imperial College London, researching the neuroendocrinology of obesity. On award of her PhD, she was appointed to an NIHR Clinical Lectureship. Dr Hameed continues to focus on obesity research and in addition teaches within the Imperial College School of Medicine.

Current Activities:

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Speciality Senior Trainee for Endocrinology and Diabetes (Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals)

Lecturer: Imperial College BSc in Endocrinology

Mentor: Faculty of Medicine Mentoring Scheme



Hameed S, Salem V, Tan TM, et al., 2018, Beyond Weight Loss: Establishing a Postbariatric Surgery Patient Support Group-What Do Patients Want?, Journal of Obesity, ISSN:2090-0708

Hameed S, Patterson M, Dhillo WS, et al., 2017, Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta in the Ventromedial Hypothalamus Is Essential for the Physiological Regulation of Food Intake and Body Weight, Cell Reports, Vol:19, ISSN:2211-1247, Pages:2202-2209

Sam AH, Hameed S, Harris J, et al., 2016, Validity of very short answer versus single best answer questions for undergraduate assessment, Bmc Medical Education, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6920


Hameed S, Martin N, Singh P, et al., 2012, A somatotroph pituitary adenoma that expresses estrogen receptors, Fourteenth Clinicopathological Conference on Pituitary Disease

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