Dr Suzy Lishman

Consultant Histopathologist, formerly President of Royal College of Pathologists


Dr Suzy Lishman CBE is a consultant histopathologist at Peterborough City Hospital and the immediate past president of the Royal College of Pathologists. She has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and has given talks to schools throughout the UK.

Suzy was educated at the Neale Wade Community College in March, Cambridgeshire, Girton College, Cambridge and the London Hospital Medical School. After qualifying as a doctor she specialised in histopathology and has since developed an interest in colon cancer and cancer screening.

Suzy has won several awards for public engagement and has developed many events for schools, university students, and the general public. She has performed at numerous science festivals, been involved in several television programmes and written a book ‘A history of pathology in 50 objects’. She has given talks to schools on diverse subjects including careers in healthcare, the history of medicine, leadership and the crossover between art and science.

As President of the Royal College of Pathologists, Suzy was involved in policy making on a wide range of topics including cancer diagnosis, antimicrobial resistance, workforce planning, personalised medicine and patient safety. She has a particular interest in how new technologies such as genomics and artificial intelligence can transform healthcare.