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Professor Cheng-Hock Toh

Academic vice president

Professor Cheng-Hock Toh was elected Academic Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in September 2018.

He is Professor and Consultant in Haematology at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is Chair of the National Blood Transfusion Committee and was President of the British Society for Haematology (2018-2020) and National Haematology Lead of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (2015-2020).

Cheng-Hock has trained in Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle as well as at Johns Hopkins, USA and Queen’s University, Canada. His translational research programme on understanding blood changes during infection and critical illness has led to patented discoveries, product development and guidelines to improve standards in patient care.

At the RCP, he looks after the Communication, Policy and Research directorate and is senior officer for RCP North. He also chairs the Academic Leads group for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. Overall, his responsibilities to advance and disseminate knowledge include directing the RCP Medicine conferences, the RCP Teach-ins, the RCP journals and the new RCP Player.

He is married and his son is a foundation year doctor.

Read Professor Cheng-Hock's article on his feelings for Liverpool and its people.