George Alberti

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For the German essayist and theologian, see George William Alberti.

Sir Kurt George Matthew Mayer Alberti (born 27 September 1937) is a British doctor who served as National Clinical Director for Emergency Access from September 2002 to March 2009.[1] He has been Professor and Dean of Medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and President of the Royal College of Physicians.

Alberti drove controversial changes to emergency care in the UK,[2] leading to some hospitals losing their status as emergency care centres.



  • Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1966–69
  • Research Officer, Department of Medicine, Oxford University, 1969–73
  • Professor of Chemical Pathology and Human Metabolism, University of Southampton, 1973–78
  • Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine, University of Southampton, 1978–85
  • Professor of Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1985–2002 (Dean of Medicine, 1995–97)
  • National Clinical Director for Emergency Access, since 2002
  • Chair of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, since 2011



Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Leslie Turnberg
President of the Royal College of Physicians
Succeeded by
Carol M. Black