After qualifying Dr Syed Mukhtar was trained in hospitals in England and Wales. His specialist registrar training was in teaching hospitals in Birmingham. He researched on a peptide called GLP-1 at Imperial College in London, which is now used as a treatment option for type 2 diabetes mellitus. This research was part of the Diploma in diabetes and endocrinology which he completed with distinction. Dr Mukhtar has always been involved in teaching Junior doctors, medical students and nursing staff.
He has completed “Certificate in teaching” from Kent, Surrey and Sussex University. He is Educational and Clinical Supervisor of many junior doctors. He teaches medical students regularly twice a week and is a regular examiner of MBBS exams every year for 3rd, 4th and final year MBBS.
Dr Mukhtar treated over 1400 inpatients and over 1400 patients as outpatients in Lewisham Hospital from March 2012 to April 2013. This is his usual case load and includes general medical patients and elderly patients with complex medical issues. He does regular weekly medical/movement disorder clinic, weekly falls and bone health clinic and monthly movement disoredr clinic with neurologists and multidisciplinary team including physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and Parkinson’s disease specialist nurse.