Professor Robert Lechler KBE

Professor Robert Lechler KBE


Professor Robert Lechler KBE HonFBPhS


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Robert Lechler qualified in Medicine and trained in general medicine and nephrology. His research training included a PhD in transplantation immunology at the Hammersmith and a Wellcome Trust-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH in Bethesda, USA. He returned to the Hammersmith in 1986 and became Head of the Department of Immunology in 1994, Dean of Hammersmith Campus at Imperial in 2001 and Head of Division of Medicine in 2003. He moved to King’s College London as Head of the School of Medicine in September 2004 and was appointed Vice Principal (Health) there in October 2005. He continues to direct a research group in transplantation immunology. In 2009 he was appointed Executive Director of King’s Health Partners and in 2012 was awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to academic medicine. He was elected as President of the Academy of Medical Sciences from December 2015.