Dr Debasish Kar


Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer


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Dr Debasish Kar
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP

I have been a General Practitioner (GP) for over 15 years working in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

Before coming to General Practice, I worked in hospital medicine for several years and passed the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). I have also completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the University of Sheffield.

In my GP role, I have been a GP trainer since 2009, and worked as the GP tutor for the University of Sheffield undergraduate students who are placed in the community for their Primary Care and Public Health teaching modules.

I have also worked as

  • Clinical Director (Research and Innovation), Derbyshire Community Health Services, (DCHS)
  • Education Lead for the RCGP White Rose Faculty
  • GP Lead for Neurology and Respiratory Disease – NHS Hardwick CCG
  • Clinical Adviser for the RCGP
  • A stakeholder for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines development group

I was short-listed for the NICE fellowship in 2017.  I also work for the NHS England and Improvement as a Locality Appraisal Lead, and for the General Medical Council (UK) as a Professional Associate.

Academically, I completed my MSc in Diabetes and Vascular Medicine from the University of Leicester. I was a Primary Care Fellow at the Leicester Diabetes Centre from 2016 to 2018. I am now working at Sheffield School of Health and Related Research as a Senior Clinical Lecturer (Honorary) and undertaking research in preventing diabetic complications by early, targeted, multifactorial interventions.

Clinically, I work as a GP at the Broomhill and Lodgemoor Practice in Sheffield, and a GP Clinical Assistant in the Allergy and Immunology clinic, at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. I am in the Strategic Governing Body of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group for Diabetes.

Research interests
  • Multifactorial intervention in preventing diabetic complications
  • Smoking cessation and weight management in people with diabetes
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Meta-analysis
  • Global Health

Title of MD – Benefit and cost-effectiveness of incorporating smoking cessation intervention at the stage of pre-diabetes, and early diabetes to reduce the risk of diabetic kidney disease

Research group


Teaching interests
  • Diabetes and non-communicable disease
  • Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis
  • Clinical Research and application in practice
  • Audit and service evaluation
  • Clinical Leadership
Key publications