Dr. Stephen L. Atkin joined Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) in January 2014 as Professor of Medicine. He has an established international reputation in diabetes and obesity research, encompassing both polycystic ovary syndrome and the metabolic syndrome, has led pharmaceutical and nutritional clinical trials teams for these studies in the U.K, and is regularly invited to speak at international forums and to participate in research panels for these conditions.
Prior to coming to WCMC-Q, Dr. Atkin was Professor of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism and Head of Academic Diabetes and Endocrinology at Hull York Medical School, University of Hull and Honorary Consultant in the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals. He has extensive experience teaching medical and graduate students and was the regional coordinator for the diabetes and endocrinology graduate training program for the Royal College of Physicians/Diabetes U.K. Endocrine Society covering a large part of central England. Under his leadership, the department became an internationally respected center for diabetes, endocrinology, obesity, and nutritional research.