Lord Darzi Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

Lord Darzi is the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, and the Institute of Cancer Research. Research led by Professor Darzi is directed towards achieving best practice through innovation, enhancing patient safety and the quality of healthcare. He was knighted for his services in medicine and surgery in 2002. In 2007, he was introduced to the House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham and appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health. Professor Darzi has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003, and a foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine (The US National Academy of Science) in 2014. Professor Darzi was appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in June 2009. He has had the privilege of contributing to many activities in Qatar and in January 2014 was awarded the Qatari Sash of Independence by His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in recognition of his contribution to Qatar’s health sector.