The Faculty of Medicine is working towards the launch of a new departmental structure from the start of the academic year 2019/20.  The new departmental structure is being 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.

From August 2019 the Faculty will comprise eight academic departments:  The titles of the eight departments which will form the Faculty from August 2019 onwards, along with the Heads of Department that have been appointed by the College to lead these departments from that date, are as follows: 



Head 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 

The current Department of Medicine will cease to exist from 1 August 2019 onwards.

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.

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