Green Templeton alumnus receives MBE in 2020 New Year’s honours
Green Templeton alumnus Dr Mahiben Maruthappu (Clinical Medicine, 2009) has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire ) in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to Health & Social care technology.
Ben is a London-based doctor and Co-founder of Cera, a multi-award winning technology company transforming elderly care. He advised the CEO of NHS England on £100 billion of health spending, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which benefitted 3 million people in its first six months. He also serves on the Board of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the largest hospital groups in the UK, co-founded the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, is Chairman of the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA). He has a strong interest in research with over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 75 academic awards and has authored three medical books.
Ben was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities and has advised a range of organisations, from startups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government, Bain & co. and the WHO. He was listed in WIRED’s Top 10 Innovators in Healthcare, and was named Disruptive Leader of the Year. His work has been featured by BBC News and the international press, and he was the first person from British healthcare to be included in Forbes’ 30 under 30.
Congratulations to Ben for his MBE award and recognition of his invaluable contributions to health & social care technology!