Dr Kirti Kain

Dr Kirti Kain



July 2016- present Associate Professor, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds, UK                                             

February 2005 –June 2016 Senior Clinical Lecturer (Widening Participation for Medical School), Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes  Research, University of Leeds, UK                                                    

July 2005- present General Practitioner Appraiser in Leeds, UK 


1984- June 2016 Diabetes Clinics in Hospital, Primary Care Clinics and  Diabetes Satellite Clinics in Leeds and Bradford

Research interests

I have developed international guidelines based tool to be used in trials for opportunistic screening and management for diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease at first point of contact for patients in primary care or secondary care in developing countries (including Nepal, Uganda, Pakistan, Tanzania, Bangladesh and China).

This is going to have a major impact on identifying subjects at risk of cardiovascular disease early and targeting them for lifestyle education.  Department for International Development.  January 2011 to December 2016, RAE split £125,000/ year x 6years, UK Department for International Development, COMDIS-HSD - Research Programme Consortium

My main interest is in screening for insulin resistance based on differences in risk profile of Europeans and non-Europeans (especially South Asians) and appropriate tailored management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in South Asians.


  • MD
  • FRCP
  • FHEA

Student education

I contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the School of Medicine. Teaching portfolio includes both clinical and science topics.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Clinical and Population Science
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