We are very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director of Medical Education here at St George’s.

Dr Indranil Chakravorty has been appointed to the position, and takes over the role vacated by Dr Jonathan Round, who held the post for a number of years before stepping down last year.

Indranil is a consultant in respiratory and general internal medicine at St George’s. He qualified in medicine from the University of Calcutta, before coming to the UK, where he gained his PhD in Health Service Studies.

Indranil has a longstanding commitment to medical education, and has held senior roles in education outside the Trust, most recently as Regional Training Program Director for Core Medical Training in South West London, as well as Deputy Postgraduate Dean for Health Education England in North Central & East London.

As our new Director of Medical Education, Indranil will oversee the delivery of postgraduate and undergraduate medical and dental education at the Trust.

His role also involves working closely with Health Education England and St George’s, University of London, to ensure high educational standards at the Trust are maintained.

Dr Chakravorty said: “St George’s has a huge international reputation for being an institute of excellence in education, innovation and research – and being a very supportive, nurturing environment. My focus will be on empowering colleagues, and providing them with the infrastructure to deliver and continue this work.”

Dr Richard Jennings, Chief Medical Officer, said: “I am delighted that Indranil is taking on this role, which is such an important part of delivering not only high quality education, but also first-rate patient care.

“I would like to congratulate Indranil, and I would also thank Jonathan Round for the enormous contribution he made in the role prior to stepping down last year.”