Dr. Kamran Abbasi

Editor in Chief
The BMJ, UK

Dr Kamran Abbasi MB ChB, FRCP is a doctor, journalist, editor and broadcaster.

Following five years in hospital medicine, working in various medical specialties such as psychiatry and cardiology, he moved into senior editorial roles at the British Medical Journal from 1997 to 2005.

He returned to The BMJ in a new role as executive editor for content, leading the journal’s strategic growth internationally, digitally, and in print.

In his career as a medical editor, Kamran has been acting editor and deputy editor of The BMJ, editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and JRSM Open, editor of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, and a consultant editor for PLOS Medicine. In January 2022 he became Editor in chief, The BMJ.

He has created three major e-learning resources for professional development of doctors including BMJ Learning and the Royal Society of Medicine’s e-learning and video lecture service.

Kamran has held board level positions and been chief executive of an online learning company. He has consulted for several major organisations including Harvard University, the UK’s National Health Service, the World Health Organization, and McKinsey & Co.

In addition, Kamran is an honorary senior lecturer in the department of primary care and public health at Imperial College, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of London, Patron of the South Asian Health Foundation, and a member of the General Advisory Council of the King’s Fund. He is an experienced contributor on radio and television.

Kamran’s other passion is cricket and he wrote one of the best read blogs in world cricket on cricinfo.com, a website in the top 100 of world Internet rankings. He writes on cricket for publications throughout the world, including Wisden.