Rowan Parks

Professor Rowan Parks

Professor Rowan Parks qualified from Queens University Belfast in 1989. He pursued his surgical training in Northern Ireland and then undertook a clinical fellowship in HPB surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Surgery and Honorary Consultant Surgeon in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1999, was subsequently promoted to Reader in Surgery in 2006 and was awarded a person chair as Professor of Surgical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh in 2010.

Professor Parks has a specialist interest in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He has published more than 150 papers, written 36 book chapters and has authored / edited five surgical textbooks. He has been awarded several prestigious prizes and travelling fellowships, and has given a number of eponymous lectures.

Professor Parks is currently Deputy Director of Medicine, NHS Education for Scotland, President of the Great Britain & Ireland Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (GBIHPBA), Vice-President of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Director of the James IV Association, Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Council member of the European-African Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA), and Council member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS).

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