Dr. Hema Venkataraman | Senior Consultant Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Dr. Hema Venkataraman

Senior Consultant - Diabetes & Endocrinology




Kauvery Hospital - Marathahalli

Profile Brief

Dr. Hema Venkataraman is a distinguished senior endocrinologist whose career, spanning over 23 years, is marked by her significant contributions to endocrinology in India and the United Kingdom. Her deep-rooted passion for medicine and commitment to advancing the field of endocrinology are evident through her specialized expertise in managing metabolic risks among South Asians, a demographic uniquely susceptible to such conditions. Dr. Venkataraman's comprehensive approach towards Diabetes Prevention and Remission, combined with her expertise in managing high-risk pregnancies and preconception care, has set new standards in the field. Furthermore, her innovative use of technology in diabetes care exemplifies her forward-thinking approach to endocrinology.

In her clinical role, Dr. Venkataraman serves as a pivotal member of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) at a European Centre of Excellence for Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETS), where her expertise in thyroid, pituitary, and bone disorders contributes significantly to the center’s acclaim. Her leadership as the Clinical Lead for Antenatal and Diabetes Technology Services at a premier tertiary center in the UK underscores her dedication to elevating patient care and her ability to lead complex clinical services successfully.

Dr. Venkataraman's academic contributions are equally impressive. As a faculty member for the Masters in Diabetes course at the University of Warwick, she plays a critical role in shaping the next generation of diabetes specialists. Her positions as an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham further highlight her commitment to academic excellence and her influence in the medical education domain.

Her memberships in prestigious international societies, such as DUK, ADA, EASD, ENETS, SFE, UKINETS, DOHAD, and her fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), UK, reflect her esteemed standing in the global medical community. These affiliations not only denote her professional credibility but also her active engagement in pushing the boundaries of endocrinology.

As the medical and strategic lead for the digital diabetes program, Practo TRANSFORM, covering the years 2022 to 2024, Dr. Venkataraman has showcased her visionary leadership in integrating digital health solutions into diabetes management. This initiative reflects her dedication to harnessing innovative technologies to improve patient outcomes and care delivery.

Dr. Venkataraman's research interests, particularly her focus on "Metabolic Risk in South Asians," address a critical gap in understanding the clinical and behavioral attributes of metabolic risks in this population. Her leadership in the PRIDE study, an extensive MRC-funded clinical trial, along with her involvement in various ongoing pharmaceutical trials, demonstrates her commitment to clinical research and her contributions to evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Hema Venkataraman's illustrious career, marked by her clinical expertise, academic contributions, and research achievements, places her at the forefront of endocrinology. Her work not only advances the field but also provides invaluable insights and care to those she serves. Through her publications, Dr. Venkataraman continues to influence the global medical community, sharing her knowledge and discoveries with peers and patients alike.


  • Consultant,Diabetes & Endocrinology - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS trust Birmingham Honorary
  • Senior Lecturer - university of Warwick and Birmingham
  • Consultant,Diabetes & Endocrinology - Apollo Hospitals BG road Bangalore
  • Consultant Diabetes & Endocrinology - James Cook University Hospital NHS trust Middlesbrough

Area of Expertise

  • Complex diabetes
  • Diabetes Prevention and Remission
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Preconception care & Technology in Diabetes
  • Endocrinology: Expertise in thyroid, pituitary, adrenal disorders, PCOS and osteoporosis.
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