Sir Roy Calne
FRCP, FRCS, FRS
Sir Calne is a pioneer in organ transplantation, having performed Europe's first liver transplantation operation in 1968. He has gone on to perform many other pioneering successes such as the world's first liver, heart and lung transplant in 1987.
He was the Professor of Surgery at the University of Cambridge from 1965 to 1998 and is a fellow of the Royal Society. From 1960-61, he was the Harkness Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He is currently the Yoah Ghim Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore.
He was awarded the 1984 Lister medal for his contributions to surgical science and knighted as Knight Bachelor in 1986. In 1990, he received the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2012, Sir Calne was awarded the Lasker Award 'for the development of liver transplantation, which has restored normal life to thousands of patients with end-stage liver disease'. In 2014, he was honoured in the Pride of Britain Awards.
Mr Vivek Chitre
MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCS (General Surgery)
Mr Vivek Chitre is a Consultant Surgeon at the James Paget University Hospital, Spire Norwich Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School of the UEA. He is a specialist in Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery.
He is an Examiner for the MRCS examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and also serves as a Regional Surgical Advisor for the College. He is a PBL Tutor at the Norwich Medical School (UEA), and is involved in the training of both undergraduate & postgraduate medical trainees. His research interests include GORD, paraoesophageal hernia and incisional hernia.