Professor Jo Martin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected to be the next president of The Royal College of Pathologists – a professional membership organisation concerned with the science and practice of the study of disease.
She will take up the role of President from November 2017 when the College’s current President, Dr Suzy Lishman, leaves office.
Professor Martin, who is currently Professor of Pathology at QMUL and honorary consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust, 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 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 is a practicing histopathologist, with a particular subspecialist expertise in neuromuscular disease of the gut and renal pathology. She has previously 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 to 2016.
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