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Role Model: Amar Puttanna

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2236 (Published 21 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2236
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London, UK

The consultant in diabetes and endocrinology tells Adrian O’Dowd why he is passionate about promoting his specialty to the next generation

It was the ability to combine an interest in science and people that drew Amar Puttanna to a career in medicine, and led him to his current role as a consultant in diabetes and endocrinology and acute internal medicine at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. “I couldn’t just be a pure scientist—it was always the interaction with other people, combined with the scientific, that I liked,” he says. “Medicine seemed to be the …

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