Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director of Surgery


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1969 Hare Prize for Human Biology
1969 Rabbeth Scholarship
1972 Webb Prize for Bacteriology
1972 Glass Prize for Pathology
1972 Kate Charles Prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1974 Royal Humane Society Award for bravery
1977 Bernard Sunley Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of England
1981 European Society for Surgical Research Prize
1982 Arris and Gale Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of England
1982 British Journal of Surgery Society Travelling Fellowship, awarded by the Surgical Research Society
1982 Moynihan Fellowship, Association of Surgeons of Gt Britain and Ireland
1985 Doctor of the Year Award, BUPA Medical Foundation
1986 State of the Art Lecturer, British Society of Gastroenterology
1987 Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England
1995 Medical Manager of the Year Award British Association of Medical Managers
1998 BMA Film Competition “Basic Surgical Skills Course” Video – Award for Educational Merit
2000/01 President of Surgical Section of Royal Society of Medicine
2002 UK-Africa Business Award for provision of Surgical Educational Courses within Africa
2003 Election to Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
2005 Honorary member of the Hepatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
2005 Zachary Cope Memorial Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of England
2005 Martin Allgöwer Lecturer, International Society of Surgery and Société Internationale de Chirurgie
2006 Heyendael Prize Lecturer, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2006 Honorary Fellow of the South African College of Surgeons
2008 Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
2010 Honorary Fellow of the German Surgical Society

2015 Honorary Fellow of the Swiss Surgical Society

2018 Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of Malaysia, Saba

2019 Life-Time Achievement Award – Zenith Global Health

2020 Most Pioneering Surgical Education Award – Global Healthcare Awards


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