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Monday, 10th December 2007 - Leading Vascular Surgeon Awarded Honorary Fellowship of RCSI at the Postgraduate Conferring Ceremony

10 December 2007

World renowned vascular surgeon, Professor Roger M. Greenhalgh, was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) today at the College’s Postgraduate Conferring Ceremony.


Pictured from l to r are Professor Gerald O’Sullivan, President of RCSI and Professor Roger M. Greenhalgh, who was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of RCSI at the College’s Postgraduate Conferring Ceremony.

Born in Derbyshire in 1941, Professor Greenhalgh completed his medical education from Clare College in Cambridge and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. In 1976 he was appointed consultant and senior lecturer at Charing Cross hospital and medical school, where he became Professor of Surgery in 1981.

Since then, Professor Greenhalgh has consistently contributed to surgery worldwide and has been the most important driving force behind a number of multi-centre clinical trials which have proven to be of seminal importance in vascular surgery.


Pictured from l to r are Mr. William Hederman; Ms Karin Greenhalgh; Professor Gerald O’Sullivan, President of RCSI; Mr. Kevin O’Malley, RCSI council member and Professor Roger M. Greenhalgh, who was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of RCSI at the College’s Postgraduate Conferring Ceremony.

He has held a number of positions including former President of the Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland; a board member of the experts group of the Medical Research Council; President of Surgery of EUMS; President of the European Society of Vascular Surgery and the first chairman of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Vascular Surgery. He is also the recipient of over a dozen surgical societies including the vascular surgical societies of the USA, South Africa, Canada, Germany and Brazil and Honorary Fellowships from Edinburgh, Warsaw and Greece.



Pictured from l to r are Ms. Bianca Luykx; Mr. Richard Hanson who was conferred with the intercollegiate specialty diploma in plastic surgery; baby Pearl Hanson and Ms. Nan Hanson. 

Giving his citation, Mr. Kevin O’Malley said “We are recognising one of the leading figures of vascular surgery in the last thirty years. Roger is a complete surgeon. He has a well justified reputation as a superior technical surgeon and has been effective at the highest echelons of management and administration in both university circles and the NHS. He is a committed educationalist and delights in teaching whether it is with the most junior of students or appearing on the international stage.

He continued “The number of guest appearances he has made at premier international meetings is quite staggering and indeed Roger is probably at his entertaining and educational best when chairing contentious debates. To complete the picture he has an outstanding record of achievement in clinical and experimental surgical research.”


Pictured from l to r are Mr. Arumugasamy Mayilone, who was conferred with the intercollegiate specialty diploma in general surgery; Professor Gerald O’Sullivan, President of RCSI; Mr. Hy Browne and Ms. Amanda Browne.

Approximately 160 students were conferred with postgraduate awards at yesterday’s ceremony including Intercollegiate Board Speciality Diplomas in cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery; trauma and orthopaedic surgery, urology and both Intercollegiate Memberships and Memberships of the RCSI. New Members and Fellows of the Faculties of Radiology, Dentistry and Sports and Exercise Medicine were also conferred.


Pictured from l to r are Prof. Leo Stassen, who was awarded an 'Ad Eundem' Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry and Mr. David Ryan , acting Honorary Secretary of the Faculty of Dentistry.


Pictured from l to r are Ms. Mary Murray, who was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery; Ms. Kay Leonard, Hon. Secretary of Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and Ms. Maeve Dwyer, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery


Pictured from l to r are Dr. Orla Buckley, who was awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiologists and her parents Dr. Michael Buckley and Dr. Cliona Buckley, Senior Lecturer at RCSI.


Pictured from l to r are Mr. Jude Ughovna, who was awarded Intercollegiate Membership of RCSI; Ms. Sarah Ughovna; Mr. Olufunso Onayemi, who was awarded Intercollegiate Membership of RCSI and Ms. Adetoum Onayemi. 


Pictured from l to r are Mr. J. Colville and Professor George Parks.


Pictured from l to r are Ms. Rosemarie Fitzgerald with her daughter Margaret, who was awarded Intercollegiate Membership of RCSI.