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Keith Peters

College positions:
Honorary Fellow
School of Clinical Medicine

Professor Sir Keith Peters

Professor Sir Keith Peters, FRS, was the President of the Academy of Medical Sciences from 2002-2006.

He is Emeritus Regius Professor of Physic, University of Cambridge and Senior Consultant in Research and Development for GlaxoSmithKline. He graduated in Medicine from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1961. After posts in the University of Birmingham, the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill and the Welsh National School of Medicine, he was appointed Lecturer in Medicine and Consultant Physician at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (RPMS), Hammersmith Hospital.

Between 1969 and 1975, Sir Keith was successively Lecturer in Medicine, Lecturer in Medicine and Immunology, and Reader in Medicine, before being appointed Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in 1977. In 1987 Sir Keith became Regius Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge and head of the School of Clinical Medicine. Sir Keith was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 1998.