Dr Rizwan Malik is a leading radiologist with an interest in health tech, digital imaging, and the potential of AI to support clinicians and patients. Rizwan studied medicine in Cambridge and London before qualifying as a radiologist. He joined what is now Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in 2006 and has held a number of increasingly senior roles at the organisation, where he became divisional medical director in 2020. Alongside his career in radiology, he has been a clinical advisor to leading imaging suppliers, and is managing director of South Manchester Radiology, a consultancy that advises the NHS and vendors on transformation and innovation, with a focus on imaging and AI.
Rizwan was instrumental in helping Bolton NHS Foundation Trust to introduce AI for chest x-rays, to help doctors identify deteriorating and improving Covid-19 patients. The project won the HealthTechToShoutAbout award in the Health Tech Awards 2020 as well as the AI in Medicine Best COVID-19 AI Solution 2020.
Rizwan says his priority is to see healthcare make similar gains in the future. “Both the healthcare system and its suppliers need to be asking: how can we go further?” he says.