Lord Ara Darzi

Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, Imperial College London and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health, UK

About the speaker

Professor the Lord Ara Darzi is one of the world's leading surgeons, specialising in the field of minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. He is renowned for his pioneering and innovative work in the advancement of minimal invasive surgery and in the development and use of allied technologies including surgical robots and image-guided surgery.

About the lecture: Quality and Innovation in Healthcare

In his lecture, Lord Darzi shared insights into his diverse and fascinating areas of research and expertise. His portfolio of research spans the development of state-of-the-art surgical robotics to low-cost high-impact technologies such as safety checklists and affordable simulation and research to inform robust health policy-making. 

Lord Darzi's research thrives on unique collaborations that mirror his own interests and expertise; he brings together engineers, designers, behavioural scientists, human factors experts and many more, but the ethos of the research remains constant: improving the quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.