Professor Rajesh Thakker MD FRCP FMedSci
Chair of the EME Board
Rajesh Thakker is the May Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Somerville College.
He was previously Professor of Medicine at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, The Hammersmith Hospital, London, until 1999, when he took up his present position in Oxford.
He has served on the MRC Physiological Medicine and Infections Grants Committee (1994-1997), the MRC Clinical Training and Career Development Panel (1997-2000), the MRC Physiological Medicine and Infections Board (2000-2005), as Secretary to the Forum on Academic Medicine for the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (2002-2005) and on the Council for the Society for Endocrinology (2003-2006).
His main research interests include the molecular basis of disorders of calcium homeostasis. He has been the recipient of many prizes which include Young Investigator Award from the ASBMR (USA), the Raymond-Horton Smith Prize (Cambridge University, UK), the Society for Endocrinology (UK) medal, the European Journal of Endocrinology Prize (EFES), the Graham Bull Prize from the Royal College of Physicians (UK), and the Louis V. Avioli Founder's Award from the ASBMR (USA).
He was appointed Chair of the EME Board in early 2008.