Shahrad Taheri

Director of Clinical Research Core and Assistant Dean for Clinical Investigations

Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Dr. Shahrad Taheri is Professor of Medicine, the Director of Clinical Research Core and the Assistant Dean for Clinical Investigations in Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar. Dr Taheri is also Visiting Professor of Medicine at King’s College London. He graduated in Medicine from the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London University and obtained his PhD in neuroendocrinology from Imperial College London. He has trained in clinical medicine and research in London and Bristol (UK) and Stanford (USA). At Stanford, Dr Taheri was a Howard Hughes research associate. Dr. Taheri has extensive experience of leading the multi professional care of patients with obesity and diabetes within the UK National Health Service. He has also led large multidisciplinary research teams aiming to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical services for patients with diabetes and obesity. Dr. Taheri’s research experience extends from basic laboratory to human intervention, and population studies. His research interests are increasingly focused on the development, conduct, and implementation of a range of clinical trials into diabetes and obesity, and linking these trials to investigation of disease mechanisms through laboratory studies. Dr. Taheri is senior consultant physician in endocrinology and diabetes at Hamad Medical Corporation and works in a multidisciplinary team to care for patients with diabetes and extreme and complex obesity.