Janaka Karalliedde

Consultant in diabetes and endocrinology


Dr Janaka Karalliedde is a clinical senior lecturer in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, King's College London, and a consultant in diabetes, endocrinology and internal medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London.

He graduated with a distinction in medicine from the University of London. He was awarded MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship and PhD for research on the pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular disease and renal disease in diabetes. 

Janaka has a clinical research programme focussing on new treatments to prevent diabetes related renal and cardiovascular complications. In parallel he is an active clinician with specialist clinics for patients with renal and cardiovascular complications of diabetes at Guy’s Hospital and in the community in Lambeth, south London. 

Research interests

Diabetes related cardiovascular and renal complications: focussing on new treatments for renal and cardiovascular disease and identifying early markers of complications.


  • Undergraduate prizes in physiology, endocrinology and neurosciences

  • Final MBBS distinction in medicine

  • Medical Research Council (MRC) clinical research training fellowship

  • Research grants from the Medical Research Council UK, Diabetes UK, European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, International Diabetes Federation, Industry and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Last updated: April 2022

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