Co-Chair, Humanities, Medicine and Sciences Programme, University of Malta

Prof. Victor Grech graduated MD from the University of Malta Medical School in 1988. He specialized in paediatrics and took up paediatric cardiology at The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street in London. While there, he commenced a Ph.D. entitled ‘Congenital Heart Disease in Malta’, and this was completed in 1998. His appointment with the Maltese Department of Health is as a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric cardiology. Prof. Grech has published extensively not only in paediatric cardiology but also in general paediatrics, other aspects of medicine and in the humanities, particularly in the field of science fiction. He completed a second Ph.D. with the English Department at the University of Malta in 2011 entitled Infertility in Science Fiction. He is also the creator and editor-in-chief of the journal Images in Paediatric Cardiology (www.impaedcard.com), and is currently the editor of the Malta Medical Journal (http://www.um.edu.mt/umms/mmj). Current endeavors including co-chairing the Humanities, Medicine and Sciences Programme at the University of Malta and a Ph.D. in epidemiology involving male:female ratios at birth. Prof. Grech lives in Pembroke, Malta with his wife, two children and a three Siamese cats, and finds painting Maltese landscapes and seascapes a particularly relaxing pastime. Some of his work can be found at www.maltaimpressions.com.

Experience

  • –present
    Consultant Paediatrician (Cardiology), Medical School, University of Malta

Education

  • 1988 
    University of Malta, Medicine