Professor Sir Charles George KT
A true knight of medicine; making a difference to people’s lives.
Professor Sir Charles George graduated from Birmingham with an Intercalated BSc in Anatomy (1962) and an MBChB in Medicine (1965) before moving to Southampton to take his MD (1974). He also has an Honorary DSc (2003).
Why he is outstanding
Sir Charles’ early career included four years at Hammersmith Hospital and he moved into tutoring medicine and clinical pharmacology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School.
He then joined the University of Southampton, where he became Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and served six years as Dean of Medicine and three years as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Biological Sciences.
His career highlights include acting as Chairman of the General Medical Council’s Education Committee, BMA President and Chair of the BMA's Board of Science & Education. In 1999 he joined the British Heart Foundation and was a member of the government's Task Force for Coronary Heart Disease and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Association of Medical Research Charities until 2004.
He was knighted for services to medicine and medical education in 1998.
Did you know?
Professor Sir Charles George is a native Brummie and credits the University of Birmingham with playing a major role in his life.