Rayaz Malik graduated in Medicine from the University of Aberdeen in 1991, obtained his MRCP (London) in 1996, PhD from the University of Manchester in 1997 and was elected to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. He was appointed as Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in 2001. In 2008 he became Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician in the Central Manchester University Teaching Hospitals and the University of Manchester. In 2014 he was appointed as Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and remains an honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester and visiting Professor of Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was appointed as the Organizational Official in November 2016 and as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar in February 2019.

His research focuses on the pathogenesis, assessment and treatment of diabetic and other peripheral neuropathies and central neurodegenerative disorders. Over ~20 years he has pioneered the use of corneal confocal microscopy, a non-invasive ophthalmic instrument, to quantify neurodegeneration in diabetic and other peripheral neuropathies and more recently in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Dementia, Autism and long-COVID.

Based on an independent analysis by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare of his published research between 2012 and 2022, he was rankedthe 2nd and 7th most influential researcher on diabetes complications in the UK and the world,respectively. He has published ~450 peer reviewed papers and has Web of Science h-index=55; Google Scholar h-index=88; i10-index=328.

He was the President of Neurodiab (the diabetic neuropathy study group of the EASD) from 2009-2012. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Camillo Golgi Prize from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the Gulf Association for Endocrinology and Diabetes Gold Medal Prize for research in 2022. He is an associate editor for J of Diabetes Complications (2012-present), PLOS One (2016-present), BMC Neurology (2009-present) and Scientific Reports (2019-present).

Duality of Interest: None declared
Date: Spring 2023