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Dr John Firth

Consultant physician and nephrologist, CUH

I work clinically in renal and general medicine, and also renal transplantation. I am a member of the Medical Director's team with responsibility for professional governance.
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My current role

I spend about 50 per cent of my time providing clinical care for patients with renal diseases; 40 per cent helping to manage the hospital, in particular regarding the professional governance of doctors; and 10 per cent in education and training of medical students and junior doctors.

Previous history

I qualified as a doctor following study in Cambridge (pre-clinical) and Oxford (clinical).

I worked as a junior doctor in London and Oxford, where I combined clinical work with research (in [now] Prof Peter Ratcliffe's laboratory).

I was first appointed as a consultant in Oxford in 1993 before moving to a consultant post in Cambridge in 1996.

Memberships and accreditations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge

Personal interests

My interests include my family - wife and four daughters are all doing interesting things. I also enjoy sport of virtually any sort.