Department of Medicine
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Salem Beshyah qualified from the Medical School of Tripoli in 1981. He started his clinical training in Tripoli till 1985 when he moved to the UK. He obtained his MRCI and MRCP (UK) during his introductory year in Scotland under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Following this, he trained as a clinical registrar in Leicester and Bedford (1987-1989) where he developed interest in practical management of diabetes, cultural issues in diabetes care and clinical management of diabetic foot disease. With this background he moved to London to undertake four-year clinical research fellowship working on the clinical and metabolic consequences of hypopituitarism and growth hormone deficiency which was the subject of his PhD thesis from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and Imperial College London under the supervision of professor Desmond G Johnston. After further short clinical training as a registrar and senior registrar in London Hospitals, he got appointed to his first appointment as consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology in Harlow, Essex UK that he held for 10 years providing diabetes and endocrine services for East Hertfordshire and West of Essex population (over 250,000 population). During this period he was elected to the fellowship of the Royal college of Physicians of London (FRCP). In 2006, Dr. Beshyah, moved to his current post in 2006.
He is very keen on education and was the RCP Tutor for the last 3 years in Harlow and coordinated a busy CME program in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the SKMC, Center for Diabetes and endocrinology since his arrival. He is as associate editor of Ibnosina Journal of medicine and biomedical journal and has 39 entries in Medline in addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is the honorary treasurer of the Libyan association for diabetes and endocrinology and is a Board Member for the Gulf Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. His Interests include: practical management of diabetes, endocrine disorders during pregnancy, diabetic foot and cardiovascular disorders in diabetes.