Dr Rachael Liebmann OBE

Group Medical Director



Dr Rachael Liebmann is a past vice president of the Royal College of Pathologists and a consultant breast histopathologist at Queen Victoria Hospital in Sussex, with 20 years’ experience as an NHS consultant. She has held a number of senior roles in the recent past including membership of the South East Coast Clinical Senate Council, the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and the Council of the Medical Women’s Federation.

As well as chairing the London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Speciality Training Committee, Rachael chaired the multidisciplinary Kent and Medway Cancer Network Breast Group for several years before being appointed Clinical Director of the Kent and Medway Pathology Network, with leadership of all pathology services for a population of 1.7 million. In 2011 she helped to establish RCPath Consulting, a provider of independent authoritative advice on pathology service and commissioning issues nationally.

In 2015 Rachael was shortlisted for Clinical Leader of the Year by HSJ. She was voted one of the world’s 100 most influential pathologists in The Pathologist’s 2015 and 2018 Power Lists. In 2017 Rachael was awarded the Royal College of Pathologists’ Medal for distinguished service, the highest accolade the College can bestow on one of its Fellows. In the Birthday Honours of 2020 Dr Liebmann was awarded an OBE for her contribution to Pathology.


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