Dr Shareen Forbes


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Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

Honorary Consultant Physician, NHS Lothian


  • Islet Transplantation
  • General Diabetes
  • General Endocrinology


  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Shareen Forbes graduated in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and did specialist registrar training in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine in London. She has been a consultant at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh since 2006 and is lead physician and diabetologist for the islet transplant programme in Scotland. Shareen is actively involved in the education and management of subjects with Type 1 diabetes and her clinical practice includes general diabetes and general endocrinology. She is a member of the Scottish Advisory Council of health care professionals.

Shareen is actively involved in research and was awarded her PhD from Imperial College, London and a Diabetes UK Clinical Intermediate Fellowship studying diabetes and metabolism. Her research interests are in islet transplantation, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and gestational diabetes.

Shareen Forbes' University of Edinburgh profile