Dr. Adnan Sharif graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and underwent his medical and nephrology training in Cardiff and Birmingham respectively, while achieving his research MD in the field of post-transplantation diabetes.
He took up his Consultant Nephrologist post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2011 with a special interest in renal transplantation and is an Honorary Reader at the University of Birmingham. He has an active research focus and is currently Chief Investigator on a number of prospective cohort and randomized clinical trials in nephrology and transplantation. Adnan serves as board member for the UK Organ Donation and Transplant Research Network research stream, co-leading on the long-term outcomes theme.
In addition to his clinical and research interests, Adnan is the Secretary of the non-Government Organization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) which campaigns against illegal and unethical organ procurement around the globe. The group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 & 2017 and received the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice in 2019.
Adnan is on the Board of Trustees for Kidney Research UK and the Global Kidney Foundation. He sits on the British Transplantation Society Council representing Transplant Nephrology. He is also a long-term member of the National BAME Transplantation Alliance that seeks to promote blood, stem cell and organ donation from minority ethnic groups in the UK and has been involved in numerous campaigns regionally and nationally to raise awareness of organ donation in under-represented communities.