Sarah Clarke will give an introductory address on Innovation in Cardiology at the BCS Hackathon on 5th June 2018
Dr Clarke has been involved in the work of the Society since 2000. As Vice President for Education and Research, she became the first female Officer and Trustee of the Society in 2011. She was elected the first female President in 2015 and is taking the Society through an ambitious modernisation programme to provide a better services for members and deliver key initiatives in quality improvement, education, research and data science.
Dr Clarke trained in Cambridge, UK and at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. She was appointed Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge in 2002. She was Clinical Director for Cardiac Services (2006-2012) and has been Clinical Director for Strategic Development since 2012. She is Clinical Lead for Cardiology for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainable Transformation Programme (STP).
In 2017 she was appointed joint National Lead for Cardiology for the GIRFT, ‘Getting It Right First Time’ programme helping to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations, bringing efficiencies and improving patient outcomes.
Dr Clarke is a member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (London), Councillor to the Board of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and is Chair of the ESC e-communications committee. She is Governor of the GB and Ireland Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Representative on the Assembly of International Governors (ACC), Co-chair of the International Centres of Excellence Programme (ACC) and a member of the Women in Cardiology Leadership Council of the (ACC). Dr Clarke is Editor for Education in Heart, the international peer-reviewed journal and Editor of the ACC International e-Newsletter.
This year she was awarded the 2018 International Service Award from the American College of Cardiology for her outstanding contribution to enhancing cardiovascular care and education throughout the world.
Read about the BCS Hackathon judges here.