Doctor becomes youngest president of national body

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A nationally-recognised Peterborough pathologist made history this month.

Dr Suzy Lishman (46) who is based at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become The Royal College of Pathologists’ second female and youngest president in its 52-year history.

Dr Lishman, who lives in Stamford, said: “It is an honour to have been elected president, particularly as this is the first time all Fellows have had the opportunity to vote.

“I am looking forward to working collaboratively with colleagues at fellow medical royal colleges and other specialist societies for the benefit of patients.

“By working together, we are best placed to meet the many challenges and opportunities that will face healthcare over the coming years.”

Dr Lishman added: “I would like to thank my colleagues and the Trust Board at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for their encouragement and support.”

Dr Lishman specialises in gastrointestinal pathology.

She was named as one of the 50 most inspirational women in healthcare in 2013 by the Health Service Journal which described her as the “public face of pathology” and “the most outward facing person from that specialism.”