Our vision and role

The King's Health Partners Academic Surgery aims to facilitate outstanding surgical science collaborations, support hybrid surgical and implementation trials, improve education for the next generation of surgical trainees and inspire students aspiring to exciting surgical careers.

Prokar DasguptaProf Prokar Dasgupta [pictured right], our Professor of Surgery, talks about his vision for King’s Health Partners new Surgical Academy and how he plans to bring surgeons across our partnership together to push for surgical excellence.

What will your appointment as Professor of Surgery at King’s Health Partners mean for surgeons across the partnership?

Becoming King’s Health Partners Professor of Surgery is a huge honour. We have a massive opportunity of bringing surgeons across King’s Health Partners together, irrespective of their specialty, and showcasing the fantastic work that they are doing along with their scientists and educationalists. My vision is to facilitate outstanding surgical science collaborations, support hybrid surgical and implementation trials, improve education for the next generation of surgical trainees and inspire students wishing to embark on exciting surgical careers. Bringing together our tremendous colleagues in this way will help create our new Surgical Academy – a space that brings surgeons across our partnership together to push for surgical excellence.

What are your plans for the new Academic Surgery over the coming months?

To tell everyone more about what we are trying to achieve, we will be hosting Virtual Academic Surgical Grand Rounds on the last Thursday of every month. The aim is simple; to provide a framework in which the King's Health Partners surgical community can come together and network, develop friendships and relationships with national and international colleagues, present high-quality research and inform others of progress in their specialist field. Take a look at our events pages for any upcoming events.