Hats off to Dr. Rani Khatib, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, who concluded 2023 on a high note by clinching two prestigious awards for his outstanding contributions to cardiology and cardiovascular research.

Dr. Rani was bestowed with the title of Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), a well-deserved recognition for his remarkable achievements in the cardiovascular field. The ESC Fellowship programme, which acknowledges excellence and lifetime accomplishments, has honoured Dr. Khatib for his significant contributions.

In addition to the ESC Fellowship, Dr. Rani received a commendation from the Pumping Marvellous Foundation, a national Heart Failure charity. The foundation lauded him as a role model and ambassador for the entire heart failure community. They expressed their appreciation for his personal experience as a patient and awarded him the highest accolade the charity can bestow, citing their “unending respect for your drive, determination, and understanding.”

Heading the Innovative CardioRenalMetabolic Medicines Optimisation service at the Cardio-Respiratory clinical service unit of Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Dr. Khatib leads a dedicated team. This service focuses on providing enhanced access and utilization of innovative therapeutic options and person-centred approaches to alleviate the burden of cardiovascular disease. The multidisciplinary team, comprising cardiologists, pharmacists, nurses, researchers, diabetologists, and others, operates seamlessly across secondary and primary care, under Dr. Khatib’s expert guidance.