Barts 900 – A Girl in a Forest of Men
A hybrid in-person and live broadcast lecture with Professor Dame Parveen Kumar.
In 1960 Professor Dame Parveen Kumar was one of the first students from India to study at Barts, and one of very few women in her year. But despite the challenges of that time she rose to become a consultant gastroenterologist at Barts, as well as professor of medicine and education, and a champion for women in medicine.
She has also served as President of the Royal Society of Medicine, the BMA, the Medical Women’s Federation, and the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. She was Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians, non-executive director of NICE, and chaired the Medicines Commission UK. But her proudest achievement remains her co-authorship of the world-renowned medical textbook, Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, now in its 10th edition.
Dame Parveen’s story will resonate with medical professionals across all generations, and in conversation with Robert Treharne Jones, she will talk about her early life, and her career, which has led to her current position as a world authority in medicine and an inspirational leader.