Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust
Amar Puttanna is a Diabetes and Endocrine Consultant in the West Midlands. He is particularly interested in education, having won teaching awards from the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Physicians and currently sits on the MRCP Part 1 examining board. In 2018 he won an RCP Excellence in Patient Care Award for contribution to the profession. Dr Puttanna's interests are in cardiovascular disease, diabetes management in the older adults and cognitive impairment, where his DIADEM project has won a Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes award. He is involved in writing guidelines, 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 worked on local guidelines for type 2 diabetes management highlighting cardiovascular risk reduction and frailty sections.