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Dr Robert Wright

Elected councillor

Dr Robert Wright is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Rob is an interventional cardiologist working at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Rob qualified from Edinburgh University in 1985 and gained his MD with distinction in 1996. He has been at the forefront of developing primary coronary intervention as the optimum treatment for patients with acute heart attacks at one of the highest volume centres in the UK.

Rob has been closely involved with the MRCP(UK) written examinations for 20 years and was chair of the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Examination 2015–2019.

He was chair of standard setting for the European Examination in General Cardiology, and was UK cardiology representative to the Union of European Medical Specialties and a member of the Council for European Specialist Medical Assessment.

Rob served as an RCP censor from 2017 until being elected as a councillor in 2020. As a censor, he was closely involved in work on the wellbeing of physicians and on the introduction of physician associates to UK medical practice.