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Professor Faisal Ahmed

  • Posted on Dec 17, 2016

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh and received most of my clinical and academic training at the Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh and at Addenbrookes Hospital and the University of Cambridge. In 2000, I was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow and in 2012, I was appointed to the Samson Gemmell Chair of Child Health at the University of Glasgow. My research group has a strong interest in skeletal development as well as rare conditions. Currently, I am the Chair of the Clinical Committee of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes and the Chair of the Science Committee of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology. In addition to these professional activities, I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Yorkhill Children’s Charity which has an annual income of over £4million and runs a number of initiatives including the Yorkhill Research Support Scheme.

As a clinician looking after children and adolescents with a range of conditions that affect their bone health, I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work closely with the Brittle Bone Society for over a decade; not only the children and families who attend my clinics have benefited from the BBS but it has also been useful for me to attend and talk to people with OI at the informal settings away from the hospital. I feel that it is time that I give something back to the Brittle Bone Society and am delighted to have been approached to sit on its Board of Trustees


Professor Faisal Ahmed is the Samson Gemmell Chair of Child Health at the University of Glasgow and a consultant in paediatric endocrinology at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

At the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow he is the clinical lead for a comprehensive, multimodality bone densitometry service and a multidisciplinary paediatric metabolic bone service dedicated for children across Scotland.

In addition he is one of the founder members and former clinical lead of a national managed clinical network for children with disorders of sex development.

Professor Ahmed is internationally renowned in his field of research and clinical practice and has an active research group with several collaborative links with other groups in Glasgow and beyond.


Areas of Interest

Acerus, Kyowa Kirin, Novo Nordisk

Advisory Boards

Diurnal, Kyowa Kirin

Research support grants

Merck Serono, Novo Nordisk, Sandoz