Dr Marcelle Michail, acting chief medical officer

Marcelle joined PAHT as a consultant anaesthetist, with a special interest in obstetric anaesthesia, in 2000.

She qualified in 1988, before completing higher training in anaesthetics and intensive care. Marcelle has always had an interest in medical leadership and has been in leadership roles throughout her consultant career.

In 2012, when PAHT became a clinically-led organisation, Marcelle was appointed as the clinical director for surgical, anaesthetics and theatres. In 2014, she became the associate medical director for the surgical healthcare group.

Marcelle then took up the role of deputy medical director, leading on partnership development as well as on the integrated care partnership development in 2016. During that time, she also worked closely with the new hospital development team.

Throughout her career, she has maintained a clinical role and will continue to do so as acting chief medical officer.

She is the Caldicott Guardian and responsible officer for the trust.

Marcelle is excited to be working with every member of our PAHT people to deliver our PAHT 2030 strategy, as well as progressing the business case for a new hospital which is fit for the future to deliver the best in medical care to our population.

Thank you to you all at work in these tough times. You are all brilliant trying so save lives and trying to beat this horrible virus. Without you we don’t know where we would be now. Love to you all in these challenging times for our NHS.