Dr Shairana Naleem

Consultant Physician

Year Qualified



MBBS, MRCP, FHEA, MSc Medical Education


Acute Medicine

Special Interests
  • Medical education
  • Medical simulation
  • Medical ultrasound
  • Postgraduate education
  • Undergraduate education

Dr Shairana Naleem is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and an educationalist at King's College Hospital. She originally graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2004, where she went on to complete her Masters in Medical Education in 2012 (awarded jointly by UCL and the Royal College of Physicians).

She is currently the Acute Medicine Higher Specialty and ACCS-Acute Medicine training lead at King's, as well as working as a GMC Associate and contributing to the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board's Simulation Expert working group.

Her main educational research interests include: multidisciplinary high fidelity simulation based learning; improving the care of deteriorating patients; enhancing preparedness for the MRCP (UK) PACES exams; PLAB OSCES; managing patients at the acute mental/physical interface; and optimising patient experience and pastoral care for trainees. She has made several high impact quality improvements in all these areas and continues to bring this learning to frontline teams, medical students and physicians associates.

Professional Memberships
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians
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