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Professor Freddie Hamdy, Nuffield Professor of Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the King's Birthday Honours 2024. The honour recognises his services to Surgical and Cancer Sciences.

Professor Freddie Hamdy wearing scrubs in the operating theatre © Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Hamdy, also Professor of Urology, and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, as well as Fellow of Balliol College, has led the department since 2008. He has introduced a robot-assisted surgical programme to Oxford in 2009. He co-leads the Oxford NIHR BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) Surgical Innovation and Evaluation Theme, and was co-Director of the first Surgical Intervention Trials Unit in the UK.

His research activities include clinical, translational and basic science programmes on the biology of urological malignancies. He is Chief Investigator of many studies including the HTA NIHR ProtecT trial on prostate cancer, the largest of its kind worldwide.

He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the BJU International Journal in February 2021. He was Director of the Division of Surgery, Women’s and Oncology at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, OUH’s largest Division with over 2000 staff, from November 2010 until January 2020 . He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2007 and NIHR Senior Investigator in 2010. 

Commenting on the award, Professor Hamdy said: 'I am delighted and humbled to receive this award in recognition of decades of work with wonderful colleagues and teams in Surgical and Cancer Sciences. It is this cornerstone of patient centered multidisciplinary approach to surgical research and innovation which is being recognised. I hope this will inspire new generations of talented colleagues to not just reach what they perceive they can, but what they think they cannot.'

The King's Birthday Honours marks the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK. Read about other members of the University who also received honours on the University of Oxford website

 

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