About the President

President: Dr Giles Maskell

Giles Maskell studied medicine at Merton College, Oxford and at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, qualifying as a doctor in 1980. After five years working in general medicine and gastroenterology he undertook radiology training first at Guy’s Hospital in London and later at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and in Auckland, New Zealand.

He was appointed consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in 1991 where he continues to work as a radiologist with interests in gastro-intestinal and oncological radiology. He has served two terms as the trust’s Director of Cancer Services.

Away from radiology, Giles is married to a GP and has three teenage children. He is a keen skier and recreational cyclist. Getting from Truro to London each week involves a long train journey, which gives him plenty of reading time. Once in London, his preferred method of transport is the 'Boris bike', an experience that he finds alternately life-affirming and life-threatening or frequently both in the course of the same short journey.

Dr Jane Barrett OBE2010–2013
Professor Andy Adam CBE2007–2010
Professor Dame Janet Husband DBE2004–2007
Dr Dan Ash2001–2004
Professor Peter Armstrong1998–2001
Dr Michael Brindle CBE1995–1998
Sir Christopher Paine1992–1995
Dr Oscar Craig1989–1992
Professor E Rhys Davies CBE1986–1989
Mr William Ross CBE TD DL1983–1986
Dr John Laws CBE1980–1983
Professor Robert Steiner CBE1977–1980
Professor Eric Easson CBE1975–1977
Professor Sir Howard Middlemiss CMG1974–1975

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