Lord Ara Darzi KBE PC FMedSci FRS


Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research, and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Darzi is an internationally preeminent academic surgeon who has made fundamental contributions to the quality and safety of surgery. He pioneered technological advances involving advanced robotics and image guidance to minimally invasive surgery, led multidisciplinary research on surgical guidance and navigation, and developed body sensing networks to monitor postoperative recovery of patients. He developed the virtual operating theatre to promote surgical competence; his work is transforming surgical training. More recently, Professor Darzi was tasked with leading a review to determine the future course of the National Health Service as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and has ensured this is firmly evidence-based and clinically-led.

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