Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







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Dr Saira Hameed is a Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a Senior Tutor in the Imperial College School of Medicine and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.

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 whole of 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 body weight, appetite and obesity. 

On award of her PhD, she was appointed to an NIHR Clinical Lectureship during which time she designed and trialled the novel and highly effective Imperial-SatPro weight management programme which is described in her new book, The Full Diet. Dr Hameed continues to focus on obesity research (tweeting personal views @DrSairaHameed) and in addition teaches within the Imperial College School of Medicine.

Current Activities:

Consultant Endocrinologist: Imperial Weight Centre, St Mary's Hospital and Imperial Centre for Endocrinology, Charing Cross Hospital

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer: Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Imperial College London

BMB Senior Tutor: Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London

Imperial Academic Tutor: Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London



Moussa O, Ortega P, Mansour S, et al., 2021, Bariatric surgical services within a pandemic can continue safely: the initial experience of a UK centre of excellence., Obesity Surgery, ISSN:0960-8923

Hameed S, Salem V, Alessimii H, et al., 2020, Imperial Satiety Protocol: A new non-surgical weight-loss programme, delivered in a health care setting, produces improved clinical outcomes for people with obesity, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism: a Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Vol:23, ISSN:1462-8902, Pages:270-275

Smith C, Hameed S, Rose GE, et al., 2019, A 61 year old man with pancreatitis, pituitary dysfunction, and painful exophthalmos, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:364, ISSN:0959-535X

Hameed S, Salem V, Tan T, et al., 2018, Beyond weight loss: establishing a postbariatric surgery patient support group - what do patients want?, Journal of Obesity, Vol:2018, ISSN:2090-0708, Pages:1-7


Hartley O, Hameed S, Reddy M, et al., 2020, An audit of the management of hyperosmolar diabetic emergencies on an acute medical unit, WILEY, Pages:71-71, ISSN:0742-3071

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