Dr Henry Marsh CBE is Britain’s pre-eminent brain surgeon. For 30 years he was senior consultant neurosurgeon at London’s St George’s Hospital.
Marsh pioneered the use of “awake” brain surgery and cortical mapping in such surgery; he has conducted the largest personal series of these operations in the U.K. and one of the largest in Europe.
With a particular interest in the impact of the built environment on hospital staff and patient outcomes, Marsh has written and lectured widely on this subject. In addition, he has delivered lectures on the neuroscientific aspects of consciousness and criminal responsibility.
His work in Ukraine over the last 22 years was the subject of the documentary film The English Surgeon, which won an Emmy in 2010, and his widely acclaimed memoir Do No Harm: Tales of Life, Death and Brain Surgery was published in 2014.
His new book Admissions unearths memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon as he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties,
Dr Marsh will deliver a lecuture reflecting on his career and inviting audience Q&A’s after. It will be filmed for BBC’s One Show.
Date: Monday 26th June
Location: Lecture Theatre F, 1st Floor, Hunter Wing, St George’s Hosptial Medical School