26 / 11 / 2012
As part of our BME trailblazer series, this month we take a look at Sir Netar Mallick, whose tremendous progress in renal medicine was recognised with a knighthood in 1998 and, in 2003, became the first holder of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Asians (Jewel Awards).
Early on his career, as a consultant renal physician in 1973, Sir Netar developed the internationally recognised Department of Renal Medicine and integrated transplantation service in Manchester. He went on to pioneer the UK’s Renal Registry in the early 1990s.
Yet, he brushes aside his early achievements in Renal medicine as he classed them as 'just doing his job'.
He describes his career trajectory as something that would not be possible now, saying that where he started was not where he finished. His first post after he qualified was as a research Fellow in a cardiac unit at the Harvard Children’s Hospital, Boston, where they were developing extracorporeal techniques.
Throughout his career he has worked to change and develop systems for the benefit of patients, spurred on by a belief in “fighting your corner” and what he describes as “bloodymindedness.”
You can read more about Sir Netar's medical achievements by downloading his full profile by clickin the link below.