Professor Sir Keith Peters FRS FMedSci was Academy President from 2002-2006. He is Emeritus Regius Professor of Physic, University of Cambridge and Senior Consultant in Research and Development for GlaxoSmithKline.
Keith Peters graduated in Medicine from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1961. After posts in the University of Birmingham, the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill and the Welsh National School of Medicine, he was appointed Lecturer in Medicine and Consultant Physician at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (RPMS), Hammersmith Hospital. Between 1969 and 1975 he was successively Lecturer in Medicine, Lecturer in Medicine and Immunology, and Reader in Medicine, before being appointed Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in 1977. In 1987 Sir Keith became Regius Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge and head of the School of Clinical Medicine.
Keith Peters' research interests centre on the immunology of renal and vascular disease, and in particular on how delineation of immunological mechanisms can lead to new therapies for these disorders. He was Knighted in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and was made Fellow of the Royal Society in 1995. His major contributions to UK medicine have been through the promotion of clinical research.
Sir Keith was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 1998.