Dr. Adnan Sharif graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and underwent his
medical and nephrology training in Cardiff and Birmingham respectively, while achieving his
research MD in the field of post-transplantation diabetes. He took up his Consultant
Nephrologist post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2011 with a special interest
in renal transplantation but clinical responsibility in all aspects of nephrology. He
retains an active research focus and is currently Chief Investigator on a number of
prospective cohort and randomized clinical trials (e.g. CAVIAR, FITNESS, AGEING and EpCOT).
He has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Kidney Research UK.
n addition to his clinical and research interests, he is the secretary of the non-Government
Organization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) which campaigns against illegal
and unethical organ procurement around the globe and was nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace
Prize. He also sits on the steering committee for Give A Kidney, a registered charity that
promotes non-directed altruistic kidney donation. Finally, he is a member of the National
BAME Transplantation Alliance that seeks to promote blood, stem cell and organ donation from
minority ethnic groups in the UK.
GKF was founded by those who have gone through the
traumatic experience of renal diseases and are aware of the effects it can have on not only the
patients but also on their loved ones.
Provision of education among the general public and
organisations on all aspects relating to organ donations in ways thought fit by the trustees
Meet our Patients
What they're talking about GKF
I was born with congenital renal failure, blocked ureters and constant infections,which lead to my right kidney enlarging and being infected. I was only 2 months old when I had my right kidney removed ...
I was 19-years-old when I first came to the UK for further qualifications. After completing my third year of university, I was diagnosed with CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) while I was in Pakistan for holidays ...
Growing up I had a cheerful life through school to university, a blessed loving family, loyal loving friends and then later a beautiful loving batter half. I was happy, blessed and was content ...