Outstanding Alumni

Many College of Medical and Dental Science graduates have gone on to be leaders in their respective fields. We are proud to mention these few from among our many distinguished and notable alumni:


Barry Cockcroft (BDS, 1975) Chief Dental Officer, Department of Health

Nigel Carter (BDS, 1975) Chief Executive, British Dental Health Foundation

Janet Clarke (BDS, 1981) Clinical Director, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Elizabeth Treasure (BDS, 1979; PhD 1983) Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University

Amrik Bhandal (BDS, 1983), Balbir Bhandal (BDS,1985) and Baljit Bhandal (BDS,1987) – founders and owners of Bhandal dental practices


Charles George (MBChB, 1965) Chairman, The Stroke Association

Jane Collins (MBChB, 1978; MD 1988) Chief Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Care

Richard Horton (MBChB, 1986; BSc, 1983; MD, 2008), Editor, The Lancet

Rowan Hillson (MBChB, 1974) National Clinical Director for Diabetes, Department for Health

Steve Field (MBChB, 1982) President, Royal College of General Practitioners

Peter Weissberg (MBChB, 1976), Medical Director, British Heart Foundation

David Haslam (MBChB, 1972)President of the British Medical Association

What have you been up to since graduation? Share your news with friends and former classmates at mds-alumni@contacts.bham.ac.uk