Maxillofacial surgeon wins industry award

A Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at King’s College Hospital has been awarded the prestigious British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Surgery Prize.

Kathy FanThe BAOMS Surgery Prize is awarded once a year to a person or group who are judged to have made a major contribution to oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr Kathy Fan was nominated by Dr Rob Bentley, fellow Consultant Cranio-oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, who is also BAOMS’ President Elect and due to take up his post in 2020. In his nomination, Dr Bentley commended the positive impact that Kathy has made on the team, and stated that she was not only the bedrock of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at King’s College Hospital but also of the wider field.

Dr Fan said:

Being awarded the BAOMS Surgery Prize is a huge honour, and I’m incredibly grateful. This award is for the rest of my team too – their support is invaluable.

The King’s Health Partners Dental Clinical Academic Group educates the breadth of oral health care professionals in the UK, and delivers research that changes clinical practice, informs policy, and creates new products to improve oral health.

The King's Health Partners Orthopaedics, Trauma and Plastics Clinical Academic Group includes hip and knee replacements, complex spinal surgery, and a children’s orthopaedic team at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.