Dr Amar Puttanna

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology,
Good Hope Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Amar Puttanna is a Diabetes and Endocrine Consultant in the West Midlands, having graduated from the University of Birmingham. He is particularly interested in education, having won multiple teaching awards from the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and currently is diabetes and endocrine specialist for the Royal College (MRCP) Part 1 examining board. In 2018 he won a Royal College of Physicians Excellence in Patient Care Award for outstanding contribution to the profession.

Dr Puttanna is a former chair of the Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists Forum (YDEF). He has worked closely with the Royal College of Physicians and was one of the first Chief Registrars, a unique role aimed at developing leadership and management skills. He has published regularly and taken part in consensus discussions regarding diabetes management. He is also involved in writing national guidelines, specifically on older adults with diabetes with the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) and guidelines/patient leaflets for TREND-UK on diabetes and dementia. He has recently worked on local guidelines for type 2 diabetes management including medicines management algorithm highlighting cardiovascular risk reduction and frailty sections. He has also served on a NICE scoping board as diabetes specialist with interest in cardiovascular disease.

Dr Puttanna’s interests are in cardiovascular disease, novel medications for patients with diabetes, diabetes management in the older adult; specifically cognitive impairment via his DIADEM project which won a Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes award in 2018. He is also passionate about translation of research data into implementation in clinical practice. He regularly delivers talks to a wide variety of audiences from students to general practitioners as well as secondary care teams and has presented his work at various national and international meetings.