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Professor Michael Frenneaux 

Professor Michael Frenneaux qualified from Westminster Medical School in 1980 and was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest overall marks in the MBBS final examinations from the (then) 12 medical schools in the University of London. After Senior House Officer posts at Hammersmith and Brompton Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, he trained in clinical cardiology and undertook research in Edinburgh, Hammersmith and St George’s Hospitals in London and Christchurch, New Zealand. He was Clinical Senior Lecturer (University of Queensland) and Clinical Director of Cardiology at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia, in 1991, where he was afterwards promoted to Professor of Medicine, taking on the additional role of Deputy Director of Medicine. Subsequently, he held the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Chairs of Cardiology in Cardiff and Birmingham, prior to being appointed to the Regius Chair of Medicine in Aberdeen in 2009 (the oldest Chair of Medicine in the English-speaking world and appointed by the Queen), before taking up the role of Dean of Norwich Medical School. Since May 2018, he has been Chief of Scientific, Academic and Faculty Affairs at Hamad Corporation. He is Honorary Professor of Medicine at University of Aberdeen, Visiting Professor of Medicine at Imperial College London, Adjunct Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Professor Frenneaux is a clinician scientist, with a current H-index of 81, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.