Amar Puttanna is a Diabetes and Endocrine Consultant in the West Midlands and National Advisor for Clinical Engagement for Sanofi UK. He is interested in education, having won teaching awards from the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and currently sits on the MRCP Part 1 examining board. In 2018 he received an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Royal College of Physicians for contribution to the profession. Dr Puttanna's interests are in cardiovascular disease, diabetes management in older adults and translating research into clinical practice. He has helped develop local and national guidelines and worked on various educational e-learning projects and his work in cognitive impairment (DIADEM project) has won a Quality in Care award.