Dr Sarah Clarke

Clinical vice president

In July 2019 Dr Sarah Clarke was elected clinical vice president of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Sarah Clarke joins the RCP having previously been past president of the British Cardiovascular Society. She is currently a clinical director at Royal Papworth Hospital, and a Joint National Lead for Cardiology for the NHS’s Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme.

Dr Clarke brings a wealth of relevant experience as a senior clinician, educator, leader of change and transformation within organisations and of clinical services, and a leader of quality improvement. She has established a wide network of influence nationally and internationally through her work with NHS England, Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, the British Heart Foundation, the European Society of Cardiology and the BMJ. In 2018 she was awarded the American College of Cardiology international service award.

She has been chair of the RCP's Joint Specialty Committee for Cardiology and was the first female president of the British Cardiovascular Society.