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Partha Kar: Still hoping to be Batman

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1002 (Published 24 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1002

Biography

Partha Kar, 42, consultant diabetologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has led an award winning transformation of diabetes care in the area. The Super Six model of diabetes care increased the community care by discharging from acute care those whose needs did not meet agreed criteria, as well as reinforcing primary care by paying hospital specialists to spend part of their time there. He was shortlisted in the clinical leadership category at The BMJ Awards 2015 for a project aimed at adolescents moving from paediatric to adult care, a vulnerable group who are often “lost” to the system. He’s an avid user of social media such as Twitter (@parthaskar).

What was your earliest ambition?

To be—genuinely—a superhero. Batman is still a hero to me. Dark, with a fair bit of angst and lots of money, …

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