Suzy Lishman


Suzy Lishman
Suzannah Claire Lishman
Alma mater

Suzannah Claire "Suzy" Lishman[1] CBE (born 1967/1968)[2] was the President of the Royal College of Pathologists 2014–2017.[3]


Lishman was educated at Girton College, Cambridge, and after qualifying in medicine specialised in histopathology, being appointed a consultant in 1999. She has been an officer of the Royal College of Pathologists since 2005 and raised the profile of the specialty tremendously by introducing public engagement initiatives such as National Pathology Week.[4] She has collaborated with the Science Museum, Royal Institution, Royal Society and Cheltenham Science Festival. She was elected President of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2014 and is the College's second female president.[5]

Clinical practice

Peterborough City Hospital

Lishman is a consultant cellular pathologist at Peterborough City Hospital. She is Head of Department and lead pathologist for the local bowel cancer screening programme.


In addition to her election as President of the Royal College of Pathologists, she was named one of the fifty most inspirational women in healthcare in 2013 by the Health Service Journal which described her as the 'public face of pathology' and 'the most outward facing person from that specialism'.


  1. ^ "New Year's Honours 2018" (PDF). Government Digital Service. 29 December 2017. p. 17. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Suzy Lishman: Grateful to the air bubble". BMJ. 351: h3458. 1 July 2015. doi:10.1136/bmj.h3458.
  3. ^ "Royal College of Pathologists".
  4. ^ "i love pathology".
  5. ^ "Royal College of Pathologists Dr Suzy Lishman". Retrieved 14 May 2015.