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Ara Darzi

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham OM KBE PC FRS
Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery
Co-Director, Institute of Global Health Innovation
Imperial College London, UK

Professor Darzi is Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery. He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Darzi is Chair of the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative and Chair for the Pre-emptive Health & Medicine Initiative at Flagship Pioneering UK.

He is also Chair of the Fleming Initiative, a collaboration between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London to build The Fleming Centre, which will drive a global movement to tackle antimicrobial resistance. 

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and past president of the British Science Association.

In 2002, Professor Darzi was knighted for his services to medicine and surgery, and in 2007 was introduced as Lord Darzi of Denham to the UK’s House of Lords as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health. He has been a member of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council since 2009 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 2016.

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