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Surgeons recognised in the New Year Honours list

05 January 2011

Professor Sir Eldryd Parry

Professor Eldryd Parry, an Honorary Fellow of the College, has been knighted. Sir Eldryd is a Professor of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and has been an eminent figure in tropical health for over fifty years.

Sir Eldryd specialised in African tropical health after leaving medical school, and he worked across the continent, including as the Dean and Professor of Medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and as a founding member of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Amoud University, Somalialand. In 1988 he founded the Tropical Health and Education Trust in London and in recent years he has become a revered academic in his specialty.

Professor Sir Keith Porter

Also knighted is Professor Keith Porter, a Fellow of the College. Sir Keith has worked as a consultant at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham for over ten years, treating seriously injured armed forces personnel, with much of his recent work involved troops flown back from Afghanistan. Read an interview with Sir Keith about trauma networks in the Bulletin.

Professor Christopher Franklin OBE

Professor Christopher Franklin, a Fellow of the College has been awarded an OBE. Professor Franklin is the Chair of the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors UK, and is based in the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield. He is also a Board member of the FDS here at the College.

Andrew Goldberg OBE

Andrew, a Fellow of the College, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL has been awarded an OBE. Andrew also founded the organisation Medical Futures which encourages medical innovators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into businesses.

Professor Gordon Williams OBE

Professor Gordon Williams, a Fellow of the College has been awarded an OBE. Professor Williams has been a key member in JCST for many years and worked for over twenty years at Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Ethiopia in urological surgery and later as medical director. Read an article about the work done by Professor Williams in Addis Ababa in the Bulletin.


Stephen Simmons MBE

Stephen holds a DDPH from the College, and has been awarded an MBE for his services to dental healthcare in North London, particularly within Haringey PCT as the Head of Community Dentistry.

Congratulations to all of our members recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.