19 April 2021
Royal Free Hospital (RFH) surgeon Fiona Myint said she was “honoured” to have been appointed to one of the most senior roles within the medical establishment.
Consultant vascular surgeon Miss Myint has been named the new vice president elect of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and will begin the role in July.
In her new position Miss Myint will play a leading role in supporting surgeons throughout the country and in maintaining high standards across the profession.
She said: “I feel really honoured to have been elected as vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and hope that I have been so as representative of all of those fellows and members who voted me onto Council in the first place. I am particularly grateful to my Royal Free colleagues who have remained supportive as I carry out my duties.”
Miss Myint is also an honorary associate professor at University College London. She first qualified in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, University of London and has been a consultant at the RFH since 2000.
Miss Myint has a strong background in undergraduate and postgraduate education and holds a masters in clinical education from The Institute of Education and a masters in medical law. She has been a Royal College surgical tutor, training program director for both core surgery and higher general surgery, and a member of the specialty advisory committee (SAC) in general surgery.
She currently sits on the UCL Medical School undergraduate teaching committee, the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations and as an invited member of the Joint Committee for Intercollegiate Examinations. She is a General Medical Council associate, serving on certification and registration appeals panels. She also set up the international Harvard Surgical Leadership Program with Harvard and is its program co-director.
She is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Fellow of the RCS Academy of Surgical Educators (FRASE).