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Dr Vijay Sharma BScHons MBChB PhD FRCPath FRSB MAcadMEd

Course Lead, Pathology School of Medicine


Personal Statement

Dr. Sharma graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2001. He completed a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship also at UBC. He then worked as an Editor at the British Medical Journal Group, running an editorial team, before completing clinical training in Histopathology in Aberdeen.

He is currently a Consultant Histopathologist with specialist interests in Breast and Cardiothoracic Pathology, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer with affiliations to both the School of Medicine and the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine in the Institute of Translational Medicine. His research interests are in the role of energy metabolism in disease, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

He has extensive teaching experience across a range of scientific and healthcare disciplines at both undergraduate and post-graduate level, including teaching medical students, pharmacy students, science students, biomedical scientists, junior doctors and Histopathology trainees. He has also supervised undergraduate, Masters and PhD students for their research.

Dr. Sharma is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. He has won several awards for both research and teaching. He previously served on the Scottish Royal College of Pathologists Council and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in Scotland. He is currently a member of the CM-Path initiative and of the NCRI Breast Cancer Group.