Dr David Nott OBE, Consultant Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital and author of the bestselling memoir 'War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line', will be talking to Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones, RSM Psychiatry Section President, about his career and life experiences dealing with patients in conflict and catastrophe zones. David will also be discussing the difficulties in training war doctors and why he set up the David Nott Foundation.
David is a Consultant Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital where he specialises in vascular and trauma surgery, and also performs cancer surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital. David is an authority in laparoscopic surgery and was the first surgeon to combine laparoscopic and vascular surgery.
For the past 25 years David has taken unpaid leave each year to work for the aid agencies Médecins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Syria Relief. He has provided surgical treatment to patients in conflict and catastrophe zones in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Chad, Darfur, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Central African Republic, Gaza and Nepal.
In 2015, David established the David Nott Foundation with his wife Elly. The Foundation supports surgeons in developing their operating skills for warzones and austere environments and to date, has trained 803 doctors from around the world. For more information or to make a donation to the Foundation please visit www.davidnottfoundation.com.
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