Nader Lessan (MBBS, MD, FRCP) is Consultant Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead for Research at the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He undertook his undergraduate, clinical and postgraduate medical training in the United Kingdom, including Newcastle, London, Manchester and Cambridge. Since then he has spent nearly two decades working in the UAE. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

His research interests are focused on the medical aspects of Ramadan (in particular, glucose monitoring for people with diabetes), vitamin D deficiency, biomarkers and predictors of complications in diabetes, the genetics of obesity, energy metabolism, and the role of adenovirus 36 in obesity and diabetes and the medical sequelae of COVID 19 infection. He has authored numerous research papers and speaks at major conferences around the world. He is also a co-author of the DaR/IDF Ramadan Guidelines.

Dr Lessan is Visiting Reader at Imperial College London and is the founder and programme director for the Imperial Diabetes Educator Training (IDET) course.

Duality of Interest: None declared
Date: Winter 2022