Dr Rodney Burnham becomes RCP Registrar
03 Mar 2005
Dr Rodney Burnham has taken over the post of Registrar of the Royal College of Physicians, from Professor Ian Gilmore*.
Dr Burnham, formerly the College's Director of Medical Workforce, has been a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Oldchurch Hospital (now Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust) since 1981 and is Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer, Barts & the London Hospitals Trust and Medical School.
The Registrar has overall responsibility for clinical and professional affairs within the College.
As the first Registrar from a District General Hospital, Dr Burnham
aims to remain in close touch with fellows and members in the front line of medical care, and establish links with other physicians in SAS and training grades.
A graduate of the Adelaide Hospital
, Trinity College, Dublin
, Dr Burnham
then held posts in Cambridge, an African Mission Hospital, St Marks Hospital
, London and Nottingham University
Dr Burnham's research
has largely been clinical, focussing on Crohn's Disease, upper GI bleeding, oesophageal problems and nutrition.
He has supervised MD, PhD and MPhil students and founded the first DGH multidisciplinary nutrition team at Oldchurch in 1987.
was one of the initiators of the first gastroenterology training course for nurses.
Other responsibilities have included hospital management as Clinical Director, Chairmanship of the hospital's Medical Staff Committee and Drugs and Therapeutics Committee and the London Deanery Specialty Training Committees in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.
was previously chair of the Christian Medical Fellowship.
He has been Director of the Medical Workforce Unit of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the SAC in Gastroenterology.
He will remain a member of the RCP Nutrition Committee and President of the European Board of Gastroenterology when he becomes Registrar.