Dr Serife Mehmet completed her undergraduate medical training at King’s College London in 1992. It was during her undergraduate years that she developed a fascination for metabolic pathways and the endocrine system, and completed additional studies in these fields. She was subsequently awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Basic Medical Sciences with Biochemistry in 1989.
Her specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology was completed in the South East Thames region after having spent time at the large teaching hospitals King’s, Guy’s and St Thomas’.
Dr Mehmet has been a consultant since October 2001. She takes part in the general medical on call rota and looks after in-patients with medical problems at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. Out-patient clinics are based at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.
During her time as a consultant she has helped introduce an insulin pump service, a joint antenatal clinic for women with diabetes and endocrine problems, and a combined diabetes and renal clinic. Dr Mehmet enjoys teaching and regularly gives talks to junior doctors and local GPs.
She is interested in research and has participated in a few multi-centre, multi-national studies.
In March 2011 she won the South London Trust Publication Award for a paper on postnatal reclassification of glucose tolerance in women previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus.