10 November 2016

Professor Jo Martin has been elected by Fellows to be the next College president

Professor Martin was appointed President-Elect at the College’s AGM on 10th November. She will take up the role of President from November 2017 when the College’s current President, Dr Suzy Lishman, demits office.

Jo is a currently Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary University of London and honorary consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust.

Professor Martin said:

“I am very honoured that College Fellows have given me the opportunity to serve my College.

I will build on the work of my predecessors in raising the profile of the College and of pathology in government, industry and healthcare. The College is in a unique position to offer help and advice and to champion research, innovation and the great advances that pathology can make to health and patient care. Where there are challenges I also want to make sure that the voice of the profession is heard. I will work with the College to encourage and support the next generation of medical students and trainees to choose and flourish in a career in pathology.”

Professor Martin qualified via Cambridge University and the London Hospital Medical College. She holds a PhD of the University of London and a Masters in Leadership. She is a practising histopathologist, with a particular subspecialist expertise in neuromuscular disease of the gut and renal pathology. Jo has previously run clinical and diagnostic departments and acted as Medical Director and subsequently Chief Medical Officer at Barts Health NHS Trust and currently leads on education and research across the Trust. Jo was National Clinical Director for Pathology for NHS England from 2013 -2016.