Dr Rachael Liebmann
Consultant Histopathologist and Clinical Lead for Histopathology
Dr Rachael Liebmann graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1991 and is vice President of the Royal College of Pathologists, a specialist breast pathologist and Clinical Lead for Histopathology at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Rachael is a Secondary Care representative on a Clinical Commissioning Group in Essex and UK Medical Advisor to the Telemedicine Clinic. 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.
She established and led RCPath Consulting which provides independent authoritative advice on pathology service provision, reconfiguration and commissioning issues. Rachael was Clinical Director of the Kent Pathology Network serving a population of 1.7m for seven years and was Chair of the Histopathology Specialty Training Committee for London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Joint Director of the London Histopathology Training School, Chair of the Breast Disease Orientated Group for the Kent Cancer Network and the Regional Lead for National Pathology Week.
In 2015 Rachael was awarded Fellowship of Academy of Medical Educators and shortlisted for the Health Service Journal Clinical Leader of the Year. She has been voted one of world’s 100 most influential pathologists according to The Pathologist Magazine Power List in 2015 and when the poll was run again in 2018. In 2017 she was awarded the Royal College of Pathologists Medal for distinguished service, the highest accolade the College can bestow on one of its Fellows.