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'The prevention and treatment of cancer associated thrombosis’


Rt. Hon. Professor Lord Kakkar PCLord Ajay Kakkar is Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University College London, and Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute. He was Professor of Surgery at UCL from 2011-2021 and Chairman of UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership from 2014-2021. He is Chairman of the King’s Fund and UK Biobank.

Lord Kakkar completed his medical degree at King’s College Hospital Medical School and received his PhD from Imperial College London. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disease and cancer associated thrombosis. 

Lord Kakkar is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the Royal College of Physicians (London) and an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has Honorary Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of India and Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. He is a Trustee of the Foundation for Science and Technology and an Honorary Bencher of the Most Honourable Society of Middle Temple.

Lord Kakkar was created a Life Peer in 2010 and sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords. He was Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission from 2013–2018.  He is Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission and was appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in 2014.


Chair: Professor Freddie Hamdy

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.


Please email Louise King if you would like to attend.