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Dr Jason Ali 

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Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Fellow Type

Lecturers, Professors and College Officers,

Jason Ali is a Fellow in the medical and veterinary sciences and supervises Churchill’s MVST part IB students Mechanisms of Drug Action (pharmacology). He is also the Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine.  He is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Royal Papworth Hospital.

Jason completed his medical training at Churchill, passing with distinction in June 2008. After graduation he was appointed to an Academic Foundation Programme and then a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellow post in surgery based at Addenbrookes Hospital. He was subsequently awarded a competitive Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship in 2012 funding his PhD in the field of transplantation immunology based in the University Department of Surgery . During the course of his PhD studies, he was awarded the prestigious Patey Prize by the Society of Academic and Research Surgery in 2014 and the Roye Calne Award by the British Transplantation Society in 2016. He also completed a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Bedfordshire in 2014.

He undertook his specialist cardiothoracic surgical training at Royal Papworth Hospital and was appointed to a Locum consultant post in 2022, and substantive post in 2023.

He was appointed as the Clinical Subdean for Royal Papworth Hospital in 2023. In this role, he leads the University of Cambridge medical student education program at Royal Papworth Hospital.

Also in 2023, he was appointed as the Student Education Co-Lead for the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this influential position, he leads the INSINC medical student committee, driving a dynamic program of activities aimed at enhancing medical student engagement with cardiothoracic surgery across the UK.

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College Positions

Director of Studies — Clinical Medicine

01 October 2008 – Present

Supervisor – Pharmacology

01 October 2008 – Present