Professor Ian Gilmore assumed the office of President of the Royal College of Physicians on 25th July 2006. He is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals and Honorary Professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool.
Professor Gilmore was previously Registrar of the College and a member of Council. He chaired a Working Party in 2001, producing the report Alcohol – can the NHS afford it? A blueprint for a coherent alcohol strategy. Professor Gilmore continues to chair the Alcohol Committee and has recently held a Think Tank to explore ways in which relevant agencies can work together in a coherent and focussed framework.
He has lectured extensively overseas and has particularly fruitful clinical and research collaborations with American colleagues.
Professor Gilmore is married with three children. He maintains strong links with family in Ireland and enjoys golf.