The University of Warwick has appointed Professor Sudhesh Kumar as its new Vice President for Health. This newly established position will further enhance Warwick's ongoing advancements in health and medical science research and education.
Commenting on his new appointment, Professor Kumar said, “I am delighted to take on this new appointment, where I think we have an unprecedented opportunity to build a powerful new healthcare innovation ecosystem in our region of national and international significance.”
“I am passionate about this vision and look forward to working with colleagues right across our university working closely with our healthcare and industry partners to realise this vision. This work will build on some recent successes and reflects a step change in university ambition in this area that I am excited about,” he added.
Professor Kumar brings with him extensive experience, having held the position of Dean of Medicine at Warwick Medical School (WMS) for over eight years. Prior to this, he was a senior leader within WMS. As a clinical endocrinologist, he has made significant contributions to the field, excelling both as a clinician and an academic.
In addition to his academic roles, Kumar served as a Non-Executive Director on the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust Board and NHS Digital, where he held the position of Vice Chair of the Board. His dedication and contributions to the field of medicine were recognized through the Coventry City Award of Merit in 2011, and he was honoured with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2019 for his exceptional services to medicine.