Professor David Leslie is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Barts NHS Trust and Professor of Diabetes and Autoimmunity at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary, University of London. He also sees patients privately at a number of locations, including The Lister Hospital and The Wellington Hospital. His specialist interests include diabetes and thyroid disorders and his research is in the causes of autoimmune diabetes through the study of twins and disease syndromes.
Professor Leslie qualified and trained at Imperial College and then at King's College Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. He was an MRC Travelling Fellow at the University of Chicago, USA and a Wellcome Trust Senior Clincal Research Fellow at both King's College, and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical Schools. He has published 12 books and more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and received grants from many agencies including the EU, Wellcome Trust and MRC. In 2012 he was elected President of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland. He is an Emeritus Professor in Central South University, China and University of Rome, Italy