The Faculty of Medicine launched a new departmental structure from 1 August 2019.  The new departmental structure has been created by the Dean of the Faculty (Professor Jonathan Weber) to enable individual departments to better develop and promote their unique strengths and to ensure effective, clear and consistent approaches to supporting activity and collaboration across the Faculty.

Through the new departmental structure the Faculty will work to: widen academic engagement in the running of the Faculty; deliver strategic development in key areas of our science; drive forward on the opportunities which exist across Imperial for health-related science and translational collaboration; provide greater support for development of new opportunities in research and education; develop recognition, support and development opportunities throughout the organisation.


From August 2019 the Faculty now comprises eight academic departments: 

Faculty of Medicine Departments and Heads of Department from 1 August
DepartmentHead of Department
 Department of Surgery and Cancer    Professor George Hanna  
 School of Public Health   Professor Deborah Ashby 
 National Heart and Lung Institute  Professor Edwin Chilvers  
 Institute of Clinical Sciences   Professor Dame Amanda Fisher 
 Department of Infectious Disease (new)   Professor Wendy Barclay 
 Department of Immunology and Inflammation (new)   Professor Marina Botto 
 Department of Brain Sciences (new)   Professor Paul Matthews 
 Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction (new)      Professor Mark Thursz 
List of departments and leads from 1 August

The former Department of Medicine ceased to exist on 1 August 2019 onwards.   The figure below provides a high level overview of the transition from the current to the new departmental structure

Figure shows in summary how groups from current Department of Medicine will form four new departments.  Also shows how some groups from Department of Surgery and Cancer will join the new Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction


Further information on these Faculty developments is available for Faculty of Medicine staff on the Faculty’s staff pages (log-in).