Janaka Karalliedde (FRCP, FHEA, PhD) is a Clinical Reader at the School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences at King’s College London, UK, and Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital London. He graduated with a distinction in medicine from the University of London and was awarded a UK Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2004. He has published widely in the subject of diabetic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. Dr Karalliedde runs specialist clinics for people with diabetic kidney disease and has led the development of cardiorenal community diabetes clinics focussed on early identification and intervention in people with diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at King’s College London and is actively involved in clinical education of healthcare professionals nationally and internationally.