Dr Urmi Das - Alder Hey Interim Divisional Director of Medicine
How did you become Interim Divisional Director of Medicine?
I trained as a paediatrician specializing in Paediatric Endocrinology and joined Alder Hey as a Consultant in 2008. Managing the DSD (Children born with Differences of Sexual Development) service in 2013 was my first ‘step up‘ to a leadership role. In 2016 I did a Masters in Health Care Leadership (University of Birmingham) where I was introduced to the concept of ‘Compassionate’ leadership and this had a considerable impact on my leadership style and my leadership journey going forward.
What do you love about your role?
As a medic I have the opportunity to care for my patients and as a medical manager I get to work with some inspirational colleagues in my operational role who work tirelessly to improve services for children and their families. I love what I do and very fortunate to have the best of both worlds.
What would you say to your younger self?
Have the courage to explore new opportunities and believe in yourself. Ask for advice and help and there will always be people who will trust and support you. Be a compassionate leader as it is the key to unlocking difficult problems and also providing a solution.