Dr Mumtaz Patel has been appointed as the incoming RCP global vice president, taking over from Professor Ali Jawad at the end of his successful term in August.
Dr Mumtaz Patel is a consultant nephrologist based in Manchester, who brings a range of experience and skills to the role. She is currently postgraduate associate dean for Health Education England and is a deputy director for conduct and progress at the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Mumtaz is a familiar face at the RCP, having recently worked as an RCP regional adviser for training, and clinical lead for quality management for the JRCPTB.
After completing her medicine degree at University of Manchester in 1996, Mumtaz went on to pursue a career in renal medicine. She completed her foundation training at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and obtained her MRCP in 2000. She did her renal specialist training in Yorkshire and gained her PhD from the University of Manchester in the genetics of lupus nephritis in 2006. She was appointed as a consultant nephrologist at Manchester University Foundation Trust in 2007.
Mumtaz found the international elements of her role at the JRCPTB extremely rewarding. She said:
‘I am passionate and committed to drive the quality of education and training. There is huge scope and opportunity within this role which I wish to develop. I am looking forward to bringing a fresh strategy and an even more joined-up approach to our global work.’
After developing an interest in medical education, Mumtaz became involved in various educational roles from department to divisional lead, renal training programme director and was then appointed as postgraduate associate dean in 2016. She obtained an MSc in Medical Education in 2014 and has a strong research background in assessment, professionalism, differential attainment and quality improvement.
Mumtaz is excited to begin working as vice president, global and is looking forward to focusing on the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. She said: ‘I am delighted to be appointed to the RCP global vice president role and looking forward to this new challenge. I am keen to address the wider global health agenda and health inequities and hope to drive positive change. I am sure the role will be very rewarding.'
Read Mumtaz' blog on being a regional adviser here.