Medical Directors

Medical Directors

Dr Richard Jennings, Medical Director

Dr Richard Jennings joined the Trust in December 2018 as our Chief Medical Officer. Richard joined St George’s from Whittington Health NHS Trust, where he had been Executive Medical Director for four years. Dr Jennings specialises in infection and acute medicine, and underwent his training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Before becoming Executive Medical Director at the Whittington, he held the posts of Clinical Director for medicine and then Deputy Medical Director.

Karen Daly, associate medical director for medical HR


Dr Karen Daly

Karen is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in general children's orthopaedics.

She qualified in 1982 from Southampton University and was appointed a consultant at Kingston Hospital in 1995 before becoming a consultant at St George's in 2003.

Daniel Forton, associate medical director for research


Dr Daniel Forton

Daniel trained in medicine at University College London and qualified in 1993. He trained in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and General Medicine and was appointed as Consultant Physician and Hepatologist at St George’s Hospital in 2005.

He has been a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London, performing scientific research and clinical trials in the area of viral hepatitis. He was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2004 and the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Medal from the British Association for the Study of the Liver. He remains very active in clinical research and leads a research team, performing phase 1 to 3 trials of new treatments in liver disease. He was appointed Reader in Hepatology in 2013.

Daniel has been Care Group Lead and Clinical Director in Medicine at St George’s and is currently the Associate Medical Director, responsible for for Research. He is an executive and board member of the South London NIHR Comprehensive Research Network and is co-chair of the South Thames Hepatitis Network (STHepNet), the largest operational delivery network to deliver hepatitis C treatments in England.

Daniel firmly believes that research active hospitals deliver better quality healthcare and works hard to ensure that as many patients as possible can be involved in research and innovation.

Mark Hamilton, associate medical director for quality improvement and clinical transformation


Dr Mark Hamilton

Mark trained at St. George’s Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1994.
He is now a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine at St. George’s Hospital and Medical School. He was the Clinical Director for Adult Critical care (2014-16) and the Clinical Lead for the Perioperative Assessment & Planning Unit. He has a long history of outcome related research and is an ongoing member of the Surgical Outcomes Resource Centre at UCL. He was awarded an MD(Res) by UCL in 2012 for the development of novel methods to predict surgical outcome.

He is the Co-Director of Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine, an organisation dedicated to improving the care of surgical patients through the application of research and evidence based medicine. He is the Editor in Chief of Perioperative Medicine and sits on the editorial board of the improving surgical outcomes group, that has been recognised by parliament for it’s contribution to improving care of the surgical patient.

He has over 4 years of experience as a commissioner and is a governing body member of Lewisham CCG.

In 2016 he graduated from the NHS leadership academy with the Nye Bevan award for NHS executive leadership.

Mark is passionate about clinical engagement and empowering front line staff to make the changes needed to improve their lives and those of their patients.

He firmly believes that a culture built around Quality Improvement and empowerment of staff is the right way to transform clinical care for the this and the next generation.

Matt Laundy, associate medical director and chief clinical information officer


Dr Mat Laundy


Dr Laundy is a consultant specialising in microbiology at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Current Associate Medical Director / Chief Clinical Information Officer and also the Clinical Director for Specialized Medicine.