Corneal Confocal Microscopy: a Surrogate Endpoint for Neurodegeneration in Clinical Trials


Rayaz Malik, MBChB, PhD

Rayaz Malik
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Clinical Investigations, WCM-Q
Organizational Official for the Human Research Protection Program
Consultant Endocrinology, HMC

Rayaz Malik is a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar. He obtained his BSc., MSc. and MB ChB from the University of Aberdeen and his PhD from the University of Manchester. He undertakes translational (T1 to T3) research on neuropathy and cardiomyopathy. He is an expert in the pathogenesis, assessment and treatment of diabetic neuropathy and has been a co-editor for 3 books, co-authored over 30 book chapters and published (~150 peer reviewed papers) and presented (~500 national and international presentations) extensively. His research is funded by the NIH, JDRF, DUK, BHF and EU and his funding totals ~$8M. He is currently supervising 6 PhD’s and has supervised to completion 2 BSc, 3 MRes, 8 PhD and 5 MD students. He was the Chairman of Neurodiab, the international study group of the EASD for Diabetic Neuropathy (2009-2012). He won the young clinical investigator prize for clinical science for Neurodiab in 1999, North West of England Medical Society Prize in 2000; North East Medical Society Prize 2012. He has been an invited lecturer for the American Diabetes Association 2003, 2007 and 2010, 2012, 2013; European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013 and World Diabetes Congress 2009, 2011, 2013.          He is an associate editor for Diabetic Medicine (2006 to present); BMC Neurology (2009-present); Advances in Therapy (2009-present) and is on the editorial board for Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications (2012-present) and Journal of Diabetes Investigation (2012-present). He is a grant application reviewer for Diabetes UK, MRC and Wellcome Trust, Canadian Diabetes Association, Austrian Diabetes Association and Dutch Diabetes Association. He is on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Complications and Clinical Investigation Research Committee (2005-2014) and JDRF innovative grant panel 2013-2016. He has undertaken regular reviews for NIDDK and NINDS (2007-present). He served as a reviewer on the MRC DPFS/DCS review panel 2013-2014. He is a regular reviewer for Neurology, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Diabetologia, and the Lancet.