Medical Directors

Medical Directors

Andrew Rhodes, acting medical director


Dr Andy Rhodes

Andrew trained in Medicine at the St George’s, University of London qualifying in 1990. He underwent specialist training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and became a consultant at St George’s Hospital, London in 1999. He is currently the Chair of the Children's, Women's, Diagnostics, Therapies and Critical Care Division of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the St George’s University of London and the trust's Medical Director.

Andrew has held leadership roles at both a national and an international level. He currently represents the South London Senate to the Adult Critical Care Clinical Reference Group at NHS England. He is a Council member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and a past president of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). He is the current co-chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and a Director of the Life Priority Foundation.


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.

Jonathan Round, associate medical director and director of medical education


Dr Jonathan Round

Jonathan qualified from Oxford and then King’s College in 1990 and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at St George’s in 2002. He became a Reader in Clinical Education in 2011, served as Children’s Clinical Director 2012-2015 and became a Training Programme Director for the London School of Paediatrics in 2011. He was appointed as Director of Medical Education in 2015 at St George’s.

Jonathan’s clinical work is in Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Cardiology. He is lead for paediatric education at the medical school and has published numerous articles and an award winning book in medical education and paediatrics. He works closely with the e-Learning unit developing educationally useful technologies. His research is in medical error, virtual patients and their use in education, in paediatric oncology, and in clinical system design.

His vision is to see the best possible outcomes and experience for patients and families through improving medical education. His passion is to train the next generation of health care professionals to be better than their predecessors.


Renate Wendler, associate medical director for governance and quality


Dr Renate Wendler

Renate completed her medical and anaesthetic training in Germany and has worked as substantive consultant in Germany and Switzerland since 1996. She completed a postgraduate diploma for “Management in Health Institutions” and holds further qualifications in intensive care and emergency medicine. In 2005 she was appointed as substantive consultant anaesthetist with special interest in obstetric and cardio-thoracic anaesthesia at St. George’s. She covers both sub-specialities in her clinical work and is one of the lead clinicians for high-risk obstetric anaesthesia.

Renate represents obstetric anaesthesia in the NHS London Maternity Strategic Clinical Leadership Group and the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA) at the National Clinical Reference Group for specialist maternity services. She is faculty member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists “Anaesthetists as Educators” (AaE) group.

After serving as Lead Obstetric Anaesthetist and Care Group Lead for Theatres and Decontamination at St. Georges, she was appointed as Associate Medical Director in 2014.

Renate is passionate about high quality care and continued learning to safeguard patients.