Robert Lechler

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Sir Robert Lechler

Born (1951-12-24) 24 December 1951 (age 67)
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Known for
Scientific career

Sir Robert Ian Lechler, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci (born 24 December 1951) is a British nephrologist, immunologist, and academic. He specialises in transplantation tolerance and immunology. Since 2004, he has been Professor of Immunology at King's College London.[1][2][3] Since 2009, he has been Executive Director of King's Health Partners.[4]

He was educated at Monkton Combe School, Victoria University of Manchester (MB ChB 1975), and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (PhD 1983).[5]

On 29 June 2015, Lechler was announced as the next President of the Academy of Medical Sciences.[4] On 3 December 2015, he began his five-year term.[6]


Lechler was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1990, a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) in 1996, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2000.[1]

In the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours, Lechler was made a Knight Bachelor "for services to Academic Medicine", and therefore granted the title sir.[7] On 7 November 2012, he was knighted by Anne, Princess Royal (acting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II) during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Robert Ian LECHLER". People of Today. Debrett's. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Professor Sir Robert Lechler". King's Health Partners. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Professor Robert Lechler". Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. King's College London. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Professor Sir Robert Lechler announced as new Academy President". The Academy of Medical Sciences. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  5. ^ ‘LECHLER, Sir Robert (Ian)’, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2016
  6. ^ "Prof Sir John Tooke and Prof Sir Robert Lechler, outgoing President and President-elect of the Academy of Medical Sciences". Science Media Centre. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  7. ^ "No. 60173". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 2012. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood". The London Gazette (60593). 9 August 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
Educational offices
Preceded by
Sir John Tooke
President of the Academy of Medical Sciences
2015 to present