Nick Finer

Nick Finer, FTOS


 

Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow Nick Finer, FTOS, Consultant Endocrinologist and Bariatric Physician at University College Hospital, London, and Honorary Professor in the National Centre for Cardiovascular Preventions and Outcomes within the Institute of Cardiovascular Science at University College London.

 

Q: What is your title and organizational affiliation?

A: I am a Consultant Endocrinologist and Bariatric Physician at University College Hospital, London. I am also an Honorary Professor in the National Centre for Cardiovascular Preventions and Outcomes within the Institute of Cardiovascular Science at University College London.

 

Q: Please tell us about your current work and your professional developmental trajectory.

A: I have moved between clinical work and academia, from non-diabetic endocrinology to cardiovascular disease, with obesity as the underlying theme. Currently I collaborate on evaluating cohort (observational and interventional) datasets, but increasingly I sit on government and clinical guideline development committees. I now chair World Obesity - Clinical Care.

 

Q: What is one of your professional or personal qualities that has contributed to your success?

A: Enthusiasm

 

Q: What advice do you have for today's junior obesity researchers?

A: If your field is in translational research, be prepared to stand up for your work against the dominate forces around diabetes, cardiovascular and other established clinical silos.

 

Q: What aspects of obesity research are the most exciting to you right now?

A: Therapeutics may be moving into a new era with understandings from bariatric surgery and a renewed interest in pharmacotherapy.

 

Q: What are your favorite things to do when you're not at work?

A: I enjoy fine wines and scuba diving.