Salem Beshyah (MBBCh, FRCP) is adjunct Professor of Clinical Research and Metabolic Medicine at the Dubai Medical College for Girls, UAE. He qualified from the Medical School of Tripoli in 1981 and began his clinical training there before moving to the UK in 1985 to train in Leicester and Bedford, where he developed an interest in the practical management of diabetes, cultural issues in diabetes care and clinical management of diabetic foot disease. Subsequently, he undertook a four-year clinical research fellowship in London centred on the clinical and metabolic consequences of hypopituitarism and growth hormone deficiency, which was the subject of his PhD thesis. He was appointed as consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology in Harlow, Essex, UK, a position he held for 10 years providing diabetes and endocrine services for East Hertfordshire and West of Essex.
His clinical and research interests include the practical management of diabetes, endocrine disorders during pregnancy, the diabetic foot and cardiovascular disorders in diabetes. He has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is also associate editor of the Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical journal. He is the honorary treasurer of the Libyan association for diabetes and endocrinology and is a Board Member for the Gulf Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
He has been a Royal College of Physicians tutor and has co-ordinated a busy CME programme in diabetes and endocrinology.