Dr Abd Tahrani is a NIHR clinician scientist at the University of Birmingham (UOB) and Consultant in Obesity at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. From September 2015 he was the clinical lead for weight management services and is currently the research lead. He and his team have established the pathways for weight management patients and developed the MDTs. He has worked across primary and secondary care and across disciplines to provide smooth transition between the different arms of the service. He has also developed the team’s professional development and all members are working towards SCOPE certification. He has published more than 100 articles. His main research interests are: obesity management, outcomes of bariatric surgery, and the metabolic impacts of sleep disorders. He obtained his PhD from the UOB in 2013 and he serves on the NIHR RfPB West Midlands panel. He currently supervises 4 PhD and 3 Master students and the Chief investigator of 4 research projects. Dr. Tahrani was awarded SCOPE National Fellowship in 2014 and the Sleep Disordered Breathing investigator award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2013.