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Personal Chair: Rowan Parks

Mr Rowan Parks has been appointed Personal Chair in Surgical Sciences.

Mr Rowan Parks

Mr Rowan Parks qualified in Medicine from Queens University Belfast in 1989.

He undertook his postgraduate surgical training in Northern Ireland.

He followed this with a clinical fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Edinburgh in 1999, and promoted to Reader in 2006.

Mr Parks’ research interests are on clinical aspects of hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease, obstructive jaundice, gut barrier function and liver cell biology.

He lectures extensively on these and related subjects and has published over 120 papers and written/edited three textbooks.

He has been awarded a number of prizes, honours and prestigious travelling fellowships for his research.

These include the Moynihan medal, Purce lecture and medal, Millin lecture and medal (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), Sir Robert Shields lecture and medal (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), Moynihan Travelling Fellowship and James IV Travelling Fellowship.

Mr Parks has a significant interest in medical education and training.

He was previously Year 3 Director and is chairman-elect of the Fitness to Practice Committee.

He is also an Associate Postgraduate Dean, Chairman of the Scottish Surgical Specialty Training Board, council member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.