A CLOUD NINE MOMENT FOR WCM-Q RESEARCHER AMIDST DOUBLE ACHIEVEMENT.
Dr Rayaz Malik was named the UK's second most influential clinical researcher in a list of "Leaders in Diabetes Complications" compiled by Expertscape, the world's leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare.
He left the UK to join WCM- Q in 2014, but still holds an honorary professorship at the University of Manchester, hence his inclusion in the UK index.
Dr Malik had also been awarded the prestigious Camillo Golgi Prize which is awarded by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and recognizes investigators who have published research papers in internationally recognized scientific journals over the last five years.
Dr Malik is the first recipient in the history of the Camillo Golgi Prize to be based outside Europe.
As a medical registrar and subsequent Professor of Medicine, he pioneered the technique of "Corneal Confocal Microscopy" (CCM).
CCM enables real-time imaging of the corneal nerve fibers and identifies nerve damage in a growing list of peripheral and central neurodegenerative conditions.
It has become a powerful imaging end-point for early diagnosis. It is also now being evaluated in Qatar for central neurodegenerative conditions.