Dr Atir Khan

Consultant Physician Diabetes & Endocrinology

MBBS, FRCP, MD, MSc Medical Leadership, Diploma Medical Ethics and Law

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Personal profile

Dr Atir Khan completed CCT in Diabetes & Endocrinology and General Medicine from Manchester deanery. Also completed MD in Clinical research from University of Manchester. He has published research in Diabetes in international journals and presented his work in international meeting in Diabetes. He won the 2017 best dissertation award from Birkbeck University in MSc Medical Leadership. More recently, he published paper in BMJ-Open, looking into the reasons behind stress and burnout in NHS consultants.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London

Clinical Interests

Diabetes & Obesity:

  • Management of type 1 & 2 diabetes, insulin pump therapy & CGM
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol treatment
  • Steroid-induced diabetes
  • Diabetes & driving (Group 1 & Group 2 licenses)
  • Diabetic foot disease, including painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy & Charcot’s
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Supporting diabetes care of admitted patients
  • Diabetes in young people
  • Weight loss management
  • Preparing for bariatric surgery
  • Preparing patients for Ramadan fasting
  • Various diabetes complications (eye, kidney, foot, gastroparesis & postural hypotension)


  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Hyperthyroidism / Graves’ Disease (overactive thyroid)
  • Male hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Addison’s disease
  • Adrenal gland problems
  • Hirsutism. Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary problems (raised Prolactin, low pituitary hormones)
  • General Medical conditions: infections (e.g., cellulitis)

Supporting Endocrine care of admitted patients

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Bolton Hospital

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