Pioneering transplant expert Dr Keith McNeil this week started work as chief executive of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).
No stranger to Cambridge, Dr McNeil spent two years as a senior transplant fellow at Papworth Hospital and a further five years working jointly at Papworth and CUH as a cardio-pulmonary transplant and respiratory physician and director of the pulmonary vascular disease unit. During this time, prior to returning to his homeland of Australia, he was pivotal in establishing the UK’s centre for pulmonary endarterectomy at Papworth and was an adviser to the Department of Health on pulmonary hypertension.
Dr McNeil started his chief executive career in 2007 at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, a 980-bed teaching hospital.
In 2008 he was appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland and CEO of Metro North Health Service, one of the largest health services in Australia.
Dr McNeil was appointed CEO of CUH, which includes Addenbrookes’ Hospital and the Rosie, last November.