Professor Dame Parveen Kumar, Ambassador
Parveen is Emerita Professor of Medicine and Education, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a gastroenterologist and physician at several London hospitals, and is currently a non-executive director of an acute hospital Trust, chair of the BMA Board of Science and a member of the Access Review committee for Genomics England. She co-founded and co-edited Kumar and Clark’s ‘Clinical Medicine’, and has travelled widely in LMICs, teaching, examining, and advising for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Previously she has been the President of Royal Society of Medicine, the British Medical Association, the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, and the Medical Women’s Federation. She was vice President, senior censor, and director of CPD at the Royal College of Physicians. She chaired the Medicines Commission UK and was a founding non-executive director of NICE. She has received several awards and honorary degrees. Her current medical interests are in global health and education.