Professor Lord Ara Darzi KBE HonFrEng FmedSci
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery & Cancer
Tel: +44 (0)20 3312 1310
Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham PC, KBE
Professor Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Head of Section for Biosurgery and Surgical Technology within the Division of Surgery at Imperial College London and director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. He is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust.
Research led by Professor Darzi is directed towards achieving best surgical practice through both innovation in surgery and enhancing the safety and quality of healthcare. His contribution within these research fields has been outstanding, publishing over 800 peer-reviewed research papers to date. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in research and development of surgical technologies, Professor Darzi was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
He was knighted for his services in medicine and surgery in 2002. In 2007 Professor Darzi was introduced to the United Kingdom’s House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham and appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health. He relinquished office in July 2009 when he was appointed the United Kingdom’s Global Ambassador for Health and Life Sciences as well as United Kingdom Business Ambassador, an appointment re-confirmed in 2010 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Lord Darzi was appointed as a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in June 2009.