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Areas of Expertise
Dr Misra’s practice specifically focuses on diabetes. She will advise on the use of medications, technologies and apps to support your diabetes management. She is a specialist in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, along with rarer forms of diabetes (eg MODY) and focuses also on the classification of diabetes in people with atypical presentations.
Some of the conditions Dr Misra commonly treats are:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes
- Genetic diabetes, including MODY and other rare subtypes
- Unusual diabetes presentations.
Dr Shivani Misra (BMedSci, MBBS, MSc, MRCP, FRCPath, PhD) is a consultant in diabetes and metabolic medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London.
In 2013, Dr Misra set up the MY DIABETES study, which researched the causes of diabetes and found that thousands of patients may have been misdiagnosed because of misconceptions about the role of ethnicity.
The study focuses on classifying types of diabetes in people with young-onset diabetes from different ethnic groups, to investigate the question of ethnicity’s impact on diabetes presentation and type.
Dr Misra also has teaching responsibilities and participates in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes at Imperial College, including supervising BSc and MRes projects.
She is an NIHR clinical champion in Diabetes Stratified Medicine, and in 2020, was appointed as a trustee for the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation Charity as well as a member of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference organising committee.
Dr Shivani Misra is available during the following times:
Monday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Research and Awards
In 2018, the Evening Standard recognised Dr Misra as an influential Londoner and a leading influencer in diabetes, in their Progress 1000 List. She was one of only 18 individuals featured in the list’s health category.
Her current research focuses on stratifying young-onset diabetes using biomarkers and genetics to improve treatment and identification of young-onset diabetes types.
Her other research interests include: the detection of monogenic diabetes (MODY), ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes, the use and development of diabetes related biomarkers and laboratory testing guidelines
“I joined OneWelbeck to work with colleagues who were experts in their respective fields, and work somewhere our patients know they are genuinely seeing a specialist.”Dr Shivani Misra
What first attracted you to medicine?
I was fascinated by the intricate ways in which the body maintains normal functions, when I studied A-level biology. So medicine was an obvious choice.
What encouraged you to specialise in diabetes?
I love the fact that looking after people with diabetes is so connected to the basic science of metabolism and physiology.
When I consult with a patient that has diabetes, I’m not just helping them to manage their blood sugars, but also working out how their whole body is affected and how small changes in their lifestyle can impact their management.
It’s a lovely specialty to work in as it links up research and clinical activity so well.
What keeps you busy in your personal life?
My nieces and nephews. Exercise. Netflix.