Lord Ara Darzi

13 - 14 July 2020
Manchester Central


  Lord Ara Darzi

Lord Ara Darzi

, , Imperial College London , Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery

Professor Darzi is director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. He also holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research and is executive chair of the World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar. He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital Trust and the Royal Marsden Trust.   

Professor Darzi leads a large multidisciplinary team across a diverse and impactful portfolio of academic and policy research. His work drives the identification, development and adoption of innovation across international healthcare systems and champions high quality care. He has published over 1,000 peer-reviewed research papers to date and has developed his status as a leading voice in the field of global health policy and innovation. In recognition of his achievements, Professor Darzi was elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Royal Society and, most recently, a foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine.  

He was knighted for his services in medicine and surgery in 2002. In 2007, he was introduced to the United Kingdom’s House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham and appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health to lead a major review of the NHS, which culminated in the publication of his report, ‘High Quality Care for All: NHS Next Stage Review’, in 2008.  He revisited the report in 2018 publishing ‘Better Health and Care for All’.  He is currently a non-executive director of NHS Improvement and was recently appointed chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative. 

Professor Darzi has been a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council since June 2009 and was awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen for exceptionally meritorious service towards the advancement of medicine in January 2016. 

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