Dr John Firth
Deputy Medical Director, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist

DM (Oxford), FRCP (Royal College of Physicians of London)

GMC number: 
  • General nephrology
  • Medical aspects of renal transplantation
  • General medicine

Dr Firth is one of two deputy medical directors of Cambridge University Hospitals. He qualified in medicine from University of Cambridge (pre-clinical) and University of Oxford (clinical), trained in general medicine and nephrology in London and Oxford, and first worked as a consultant (supported by the Wellcome Trust) in Oxford before moving to Cambridge as an NHS consultant physician in 1996. Aside from clinical duties he has particular interest in medical management (Deputy MD), medical education and training (previously Associate Dean of Cambridge Clinical School, currently chair of Cambridge Clinical School’s Fitness to Practise committee, currently vice-Chair of the national General Internal Medicine Specialist Advisory Committee), and writing and editing  medical textbooks and learning materials (editor of Oxford Textbook of Medicine, editor-in-chief of Medical Masterclass (RCP London).