Rayaz A. Malik, MBChB, PhD

Rayaz A. Malik
Professor of Medicine
Organizational Official for the Human Research Protection Program
Consultant Endocrinology, HMC

 +974 4492 8256 


University of Aberdeen, UK, 1991

University of Manchester, UK, 1997


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.

Selected Publications

  • Malik RA, Newrick PG, Sharma AK, Ah-See AK, Mayhew TM, Jakubowski J, Boulton AJM, Ward JD. Microangiopathy in human diabetic neuropathy: relationship between capillary abnormalities and the severity of neuropathy. Diabetologia 1989; 32: 92-102.
  • Malik RA, Williamson S, Abbott C, Carrington AC, Schady W, Boulton AJM Effect of the angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor trandalopril on human diabetic neuropathy: randomized double-blind controlled trial. Lancet 1998; 352: 1978-81.
  • Malik RA, Veves A, Walker D, Siddique I, Lye RH, Schady W, Boulton AJM. Sural nerve fibre pathology in diabetic patients with mild neuropathy: relationship to pain, quantitative sensory testing and peripheral nerve electrophysiology. Acta Neuropathol. 2001; 101: 367-374.
  • Schofield I, Malik RA, Izzard A, Austin C, Heagerty AM Vascular structural and functional changes in type 2 diabetes mellitus: Evidence for the role of abnormal myogenic responsiveness and dyslipidemia. Circulation 2002; 106:3037-3043.
  • Hossain P, Sachdev A, Malik RA. Early Detection of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Corneal Confocal Microscopy. Lancet. 2005; 366:1340-3.
  • Quattrini C, Tavakoli M, Jeziorska M, Kallinikos P, Tesfaye S, Finnigan J, Marshall A, Boulton AJ, Efron N, Malik RA. Surrogate Markers of Small Fiber Damage in Human Diabetic Neuropathy. Diabetes. 2007; 56:2148-54.
  • Tavakoli M, Quattrini C, Abbott C, Kallinikos P, Marshall A, Finnigan J, Morgan P, Efron N, Boulton AJ, Malik RA. Corneal Confocal Microscopy: A novel non-invasive test to diagnose and stratify the severity of human diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes Care 2010; 33: 1792-7.
  • Tavakoli M, Mitu-Pretorian M, Petropoulos IN, Fadavi H, Asghar O, Alam U, Ponirakis G, Jeziorska M, Marshall A, Efron N, Boulton AJ, Augustine T, Malik RA. Corneal confocal microscopy detects early nerve regeneration in diabetic neuropathy after simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation. Diabetes. 2013;62:254-60.