Keith Altman appointed as new Medical Director

Monday 23rd September 2019

Keith Altman appointed as new Medical Director

Keith Altman, who has been a consultant maxillofacial surgeon at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2017, has been appointed as Medical Director providing clinical leadership at Board level.

Keith Altman graduated in both dentistry and medicine from King’s College Hospital, University of London and holds an Award in Medical Leadership (2012) and Diploma of Legal Medicine (2014). He undertook his specialty training at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton and The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.

Keith was appointed as Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon to Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust in 1997 and was Deputy Medical Director and Lead for Revalidation & Appraisal 2013-17.

Mr Altman said: “I joined Queen Victoria Hospital more than two years ago and quickly felt part of a community where staff are valued, demonstrate effective team-working and achieve shared goals. QVH has an enviable and justified reputation for delivering world-class clinical services where patient outcomes and experience are paramount. I am looking forward to working with all staff to ensure the hospital continues to deliver safe, high quality and excellent patient care.”

Mr Altman will take over the Medical Director role from Dr Edward Pickles, who has been with Queen Victoria Hospital for more than 13 years and will continue in his role as a consultant anaesthetist.

Steve Jenkin, Queen Victoria Hospital Chief Executive said: “I am delighted to announce Keith Altman’s appointment. He is an experienced clinical leader and I am confident he will help us to maintain QVH’s excellent reputation for clinical expertise and outstanding patient care.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Edward Pickles for his contribution to the Trust as Medical Director for the past three years and I am sure patients will continue to benefit from the additional time he will have for direct patient care.”

Mr Keith Altman will take over from Dr Edward Pickles in October 2019.

For more information please contact the QVH Press Office on 01342 414508.