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Professor Paul Tam, Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Hong Kong and former member of the NDS, has been awarded the 2017 Denis Browne Medal of the British Association of Paediatric Surgery.

This is a very prestigious award and is made annually to a surgeon who has made outstanding contributions to paediatric surgery worldwide.

Paul Tam was recruited in 1990 as the first academic appointment in paediatric surgery within the NDS. He served as a Reader in Paediatric Surgery and Director of Paediatric Surgery within the Trust. Paul left to take up the Chair of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Hong Kong in 1996. He was a graduate at the University of Hong Kong in 1976 and then was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool from 1986 to 1990, after which he came to the Nuffield Department of Surgery. 

He now serves as the University of Hong Kong’s Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Paul had a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, genetics and regenerative medicine of birth defects such as Hirschsprung’s disease. He has published widely in the field and was certainly missed when he left the NDS to go to Hong Kong in 1996. The NDS are proud of his continuing achievements over the following years.

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