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Medical Advisory Board

Members of our medical advisory board are professionals with an interest in the care and management of LPLD/FCS

Professor Elizabeth Hughes FRCP FRCPE DSc FFPM Hon FFOM Hon CRAeS FRCGP (Hon)
Director and Dean for Education and Quality (London and South East)

Professor Liz Hughes: Medical Advisory Board

Professor Elizabeth Hughes is the Director and Dean of Education and Quality for Health Education England in London and South East. Alongside this Elizabeth is also the national lead for Health Education England’s international programme, undergraduate medical education and early years medical training.

Her role involves oversight of all commissioned undergraduate and postgraduate education across the geography together with national roles for HEE including Pharmacy Diagnostics Veterans’ health and Healthcare Science. Professor Elizabeth Hughes is also a Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine at Sandwell General Hospital, West Bromwich and Honorary Professor at the both the University of Birmingham and University of Aston.and visiting Professor at Worcester University. Elizabeth is a national expert in the treatment of inherited lipid disorders, and is one of the Founder members of the national charity HEARTUK for which she has worked extensively with multi professional groups and patients.


Dr Michael Mansfield

Dr Mike Mansfield, Medical Advisory Board

Mike Mansfield has been a consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2000.  He specialises in diabetes particularly in people with advanced kidney disease, insulin pump treatment and cystic fibrosis related diabetes. With a consultant colleague he also runs the Leeds lipid disorder clinic.

His research interests have previously included familial trends in insulin resistance including measures of factors involved in blood clot formation and break down. More recently he has worked in collaboration with the Human Appetite Research Unit at the University of Leeds on projects exploring measures of cognition in diabetes and people at risk of diabetes.


Handrean Soran MBChB, MSc, MD, FRCP
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

Dr Handrean Soran, Medical Advisory Board

Dr Handrean Soran is a consultant physician and endocrinologist with a specialist interest in lipidology, parathyroid, calcium and bone metabolism. He received his MRCP diploma from Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh in 1998, MSc in diabetes and endocrinology from University of Liverpool in 2006 and MD from University of Manchester in 2011. He received specialist training certificate in endocrinology and diabetes in 2006 and elected as fellow of Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh in 2009.  He provides a tertiary centre lipoprotein disorder, calcium and metabolic bone disease services. His research work is mainly based on cardiovascular risk, lipoprotein disorders, HDL functionality, micro- and macrovascular complications in diabetes and Obesity.

Dr Handrean chairs HEART UK’s medical, scientific and research committee.


Dr Dev Datta MB BCh, MD, FRCP, FRCPath
Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

Dr Dev Datta, Medical Advisory Board

After completing medical school in Cardiff, Dev trained in cardiology and general medicine in Wales and Edinburgh. During this period he was awarded a BHF junior research fellowship at Cardiff University, where he undertook research into the biochemistry of vascular nitric oxide metabolism, for which he was awarded his MD. Having developed an interest in preventative cardiology and vascular medicine, he then completed training in medical biochemistry and metabolic medicine in Cardiff and was subsequently appointed as a consultant there in 2011.

He is clinical lead for the lipoprotein apheresis service in Cardiff and is medical lead for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Wales, the Welsh FH cascade testing service. He runs a busy general lipid service which includes assessment and management of patients with FCS. He runs a clinical nutrition service addressing medical complications of eating disorders and a weight management service. His research interests are in FH and vascular biology.

Dev is course director for the distance learning MSc in
Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine at University of South Wales.