After graduating from London in 1991, he trained in and around the capital. For 2 years during his training he was also a part time General Practitioner in the evenings. Also did a year in ITU/ anaesthetics. In 2001 he went to research at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He was appointed as a consultant in 2004, and Honorary Professor in 2019.
He is a full time NHS clinician, predominant areas of interest are inpatient diabetes – in particular peri-operative diabetes care, the management of diabetes related emergencies, and the ‘diabetic foot’. He leads one of the largest foot clinics in the East of England.
He has several national roles. He is currently the Chair of the Joint British Diabetes Societies Inpatient Care Group where he has led or co-authored several national guidelines on inpatient diabetes care. He is the Chair of the Examining Board for the UK Specialist Clinical Exam in Diabetes and Endocrinology. He is the Immediate Past President of the Diabetes and Endocrine section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is the Section Co-editor for diabetes for www.endotext.org. He is an Associate Editor of Diabetic Medicine and BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
Professor Dhatariya has over 185 peer reviewed publications, and has published over 20 book chapters on inpatient diabetes, peri-operative diabetes care or on the diabetic foot.