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Professor Kiran Patel, Chief Medical Officer

Professor Kiran PatelChief Medical Officer

Professor Kiran Patel joined UHB as Chief Medical Officer and consultant cardiologist, in March 2024, after five years as Chief Medical Officer and Deputy CEO at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire. Prior to that he spent six years as Medical Director for NHS England (West Midlands).

He graduated from Kings College, Cambridge University in 1993 and has been a practising consultant cardiologist since 2005 and continues to practice, despite a busy managerial role. He was appointed an Honorary Professor at Warwick and Coventry Universities in 2018. He was also clinical lead for the Coventry and Warwickshire ICS (2019-2022).

As a senior NHS leader, he has managed significant transformational change not only in cardiac services but as Medical Director for the West Midlands (2014-2019), Clinical Director at West Midlands Strategic Health authority (2009-2011) and Medical Director for West Mercia PCT Cluster (2011-2013).

In the voluntary sector, Prof Patel has been Chair of trustees to the South Asian Health Foundation charity (which he founded in 1999) since inception. He was also a trustee for three terms at the UK Health forum from 2003-2012. He is a mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation which encourages, and mentors, students from deprived communities into the healthcare sector and further education.