Joanne Martin (small size)

Professor Joanne Martin, BioMoti co-founder and Advisor, has been appointed by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh as the new National Clinical Director of Pathology for the NHS Commissioning Board.

Jo, who is also Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary, University of London and Director of Academic Health Sciences at Barts Health NHS Trust, will work alongside patients, clinicians, healthcare scientists, policy makers and management to spearhead positive change across the country’s pathology services.

Dr Davidson Ateh, CEO of BioMoti, said: “Many congratulations to Jo on this prestigious appointment, it is testament to her hard work at the University, NHS Trust and on the national stage to advance patient care. We are very proud of her achievements.”

Professor Joanne Martin said: “I am delighted to take on this new challenge and I look forward to working with a wide range of NHS stakeholders to ensure all patients, wherever they are in the country, have access to pathology services of the highest quality.

“Pathology services play a vital role in analysing and identifying disease, its causes, and appropriate treatment and I would like to see these services helping deliver excellence in every aspect of patient care.”

Professor Martin will take up her new leadership position in April 2013 and will devote one day a week to the role alongside her continuing work at Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary and BioMoti.